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Climate Action

Community Climate Action Plan 

Adopted in June, 2021, the CCAP sets a course for reducing community emissions by 80% by 2050 while increasing our resilience to the impacts of climate change.

The CCAP’s eight strategic focus areas—called Big Moves—target community GHG emissions sources primarily from transportation fuels; energy use in buildings; and waste by promoting low-carbon growth, sustainable transportation options, zero-carbon buildings, and a circular economy.

CCAP Modelling Methodology (full version)

View the Community Climate Action Plan

2022 CCAP Implementation Report


Quick Guide to the CCAP Big Moves

Big Move 1: Low-Carbon Development
Promoting compact, mixed-use development supported by sustainable transportation options.
 

Big Move 2: Car-Light Community
Facilitating the increased uptake of walking, cycling, carpooling, and transit.
 

Big Move 3: Zero-Emissions Transportation
Supporting zero-emission vehicle use.
 

Big Move 4: Zero-Carbon Homes and Buildings
Ensuring all buildings maximize energy efficiency and use low-carbon energy sources.
 

Big Move 5: Zero-Waste/Circular Economy
Enhancing waste reduction, diversion, upcycling, and reuse.
 

Big Move 6: Renewable Energy
Supporting localized renewable energy production and use.
 

Big Move 7: Municipal Climate Leadership 
Taking the lead in shifting to zero-carbon facilities and fleets and applying a climate lens to planning and decision-making.
 

Big Move 8: Healthy Urban Ecosystem
Preserving ecosystems and using green infrastructure to provide carbon sequestration and climate resilience.
 

Co-Benefits: The Big Moves will also benefit our community's health, economy, environment, and quality of life.
 


Community Climate Action Plan Youth Art Project 

In spring 2021, as part of the community engagement for the CCAP, Sustainability Services staff presented to grade 9 artists from Westsyde Secondary School, who then interpreted the Big Moves through art and their personal reflections.

View the student art image gallery here


Climate Leadership

Upon becoming a BC Climate Action Charter signatory in 2007, the City pledged to significantly reduce both corporate and community-wide greenhouse gas emissions.

The City reports annually to the Province on actions taken to reduce emissions and prepare for climate impacts, and discloses an inventory of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated by the delivery of municipal services. Click the button below to view our most recent report.

View the 2022 Local Government Climate Action Program Report

We also strive to reduce emissions through implementing the Sustainable Kamloops Plan (SKP) and the Corporate Energy & Emissions Plan.

View the Sustainable Kamloops Plan 2016 Progress Update Report to review the progress made towards the initiatives and targets within the SKP plan.


 

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