Community Climate Action Plan

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Welcome to the discussion on what we can and should do about the climate emergency on the Sunshine Coast.

Recent heatwaves, droughts, wildfires, and atmospheric rivers have shown the need for local action on the Sunshine Coast. We also know the window to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and avoid unstoppable climate change is rapidly closing. The SCRD will engage the community in developing a Community Climate Action Plan (CCAP). A CCAP lays out a strategy and provides policy recommendations to address climate change. The SCRD's CCAP will cover both adaptation to climate change as well as mitigation actions to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.

Content will be updated regularly as we craft an action plan, so Subscribe to Stay Informed. There are many ways to learn, participate, and help shape our plan. Your input is valuable. Click on the links below to check out reports, answer our quick poll, and share your concerns and comments about the climate emergency on the Sunshine Coast.

"In the face of a global climate emergency we must move swiftly to reduce GHG emissions and enhance our region’s resiliency to the effects of a changing climate" (2019-2023 SCRD Strategic Plan).











Welcome to the discussion on what we can and should do about the climate emergency on the Sunshine Coast.

Recent heatwaves, droughts, wildfires, and atmospheric rivers have shown the need for local action on the Sunshine Coast. We also know the window to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and avoid unstoppable climate change is rapidly closing. The SCRD will engage the community in developing a Community Climate Action Plan (CCAP). A CCAP lays out a strategy and provides policy recommendations to address climate change. The SCRD's CCAP will cover both adaptation to climate change as well as mitigation actions to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.

Content will be updated regularly as we craft an action plan, so Subscribe to Stay Informed. There are many ways to learn, participate, and help shape our plan. Your input is valuable. Click on the links below to check out reports, answer our quick poll, and share your concerns and comments about the climate emergency on the Sunshine Coast.

"In the face of a global climate emergency we must move swiftly to reduce GHG emissions and enhance our region’s resiliency to the effects of a changing climate" (2019-2023 SCRD Strategic Plan).











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    Has the district or is the district applying for the Canada wide climate initiative - Active Transportation Fund to put in more bike paths? Can Gibsons, Roberts Creek & Sechelt coordinate to put in a paved path from Langdale to Sechelt considering how dangerous it is to walk or ride on it now, and how limited the public transportation is. Preferably a path through the forrest but worst case along the Sunshine Coast highway which you can then wrap into a highway widening project? https://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/trans/index-eng.html Is there a coordinator for shíshálh Nation to help get applications through?

    candiceleaduckett asked 5 months ago

    Great question. We know that active transportation is important to reducing our emissions and provides many co-benefits. We also know that usage really comes with feeling safe and that that requires a separated multi-use path. Currently, the SCRD is coordinating with Transportation Choices’ Connect the Coast Trail route design project, evaluating how to move the next phase of the Suncoaster Trail forward, and planning how to better maintain existing trails. The SCRD has also recently signed an agreement with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure on active transportation infrastructure in road right of ways. 

    The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is responsible for roads in all electoral areas and they currently have a consultation open on Highway 101 improvements or alternative routes. For bikes and pedestrians, the options include a shoulder. Comments can be submitted via this form

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    How does the new draft zoning bylaw account for climate change hazards, like increased risks of flooding in many areas or increased need for cooling

    eleven03 asked 6 months ago

    That's a great question! There are some changes to the proposed Bylaw 722 which address climate resilience, such as relaxing typical maximum height requirements for certain types of sustainable energy systems like solar panels, and calculating floor area from the inside of exterior walls so people do not have to reduce their floor area when utilizing thicker, better insulated exterior walls. There are also larger required setbacks to waterbodies being applied many locations that are at risk to flooding from extreme weather events.

    There will also be many opportunities in the near future, such as incorporating development permit areas that focus on climate action into new Official Community Plans, that will help increase resilience to the impacts of climate change. The Community Climate Action Plan will work with the community in developing actions to tackle climate change, which can then be used to guide future policy.  

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