The Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Committee is a Council Select Committee.
The mandate of the committee is to support and assist Council’s efforts with local climate change challenges, opportunities, and adaptation, as well as advance ways to mitigate the City of Powell River’s corporate and community greenhouse gas emissions.
The City’s initiatives were recognized in 2020 with the Community Energy Association Award for our Corporate Climate Action Strategy: Climate Action in a Small Coastal Town.
Our recent sustainability initiatives include:
Recreation complex LED lighting retrofit
Recreation complex heating system upgrade
Zunga Bus on-demand transit pilot
New EV charging stations (Public Works Yard, Walnut Street, Museum, and City Hall)
BetterHomesBC heat pump rebate top-ups
Adopting BC Energy Step Code for new construction
Cycling infrastructure planning work with the support from the provincial Active Transportation Planning grant
Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Committee Terms of Reference
Monday to Friday
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Closed on holidays
United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Special Report: Global Warming of 1.5oC dated October 8, 2018
Government of Canada, Canada’s Changing Climate Report: Advancing our Knowledge for Action, 2019
Government of BC report, July 2019, Preliminary Strategic Climate Risk Assessment