Community Climate Action Plan

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The City of Kamloops is developing a Community Climate Action Plan (CCAP). A draft CCAP was published on April 20, and the project team is conducting a final round of public and stakeholder engagement before presenting the final plan to Council in June.

The CCAP aims to guide, motivate, and inspire our community to work together to reduce fossil fuel use and transition to a low-carbon future. It outlines a set of strategies and actions, with targets to reduce community greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030 and up to 80% by 2050 (compared to the 2007 baseline).

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The City of Kamloops is developing a Community Climate Action Plan (CCAP). A draft CCAP was published on April 20, and the project team is conducting a final round of public and stakeholder engagement before presenting the final plan to Council in June.

The CCAP aims to guide, motivate, and inspire our community to work together to reduce fossil fuel use and transition to a low-carbon future. It outlines a set of strategies and actions, with targets to reduce community greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030 and up to 80% by 2050 (compared to the 2007 baseline).

Addressing our primary sources of GHG emissions - from fossil fuel powered transportation (66%), energy use in buildings (29%) and waste decomposition (5%) - will also benefit our community’s health, economy, environment, and quality of life.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has underscored that in order to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate change, global temperature rise must stay below 1.5°C. Local impacts are already being felt, including increasing extreme summer heat waves and droughts, more frequent and intense wildfires, and seasonal flooding.

By working together as a community and with all levels of government, we can minimize our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and increase our resilience to climate change impacts.

  • Virtual Public Engagement Sessions/Q&A on Draft CCAP

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    The Community Climate Action Plan project team has scheduled three virtual public engagement sessions to share highlights of the City’s draft Community Climate Action Plan (CCAP), which was presented to Committee of the Whole on April 20.

    Virtual engagement sessions will be hosted via Zoom on the following dates (registration not required):

    • Tuesday, May 4, 5:00–6:30 pm
    • Wednesday, May 5, 6:00–7:30 pm
    • Thursday, May 6, 12:00–1:00 pm

    Links to participate will be available in the Upcoming Engagement section on this page.

    Ahead of the session, attendees are encouraged to read the draft CCAP or view/download an engagement package, which summarizes some of the key information from the larger draft CCAP document.

    During the virtual engagement session, staff will outline the Big Moves, the accompanying strategies and targets, and also share how the draft plan has evolved thanks to feedback from public engagement efforts in fall 2020. There will also be opportunities for questions and answers.

    Following the virtual engagement sessions, staff will update the draft plan accordingly with feedback received from the public, as well as internal staff and external stakeholders, with a plan to present the final CCAP to Council for adoption in June.

  • Staff Presenting Draft Plan to Committee of the Whole

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    On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, City staff will be presenting the draft Community Climate Action Plan (CCAP) to the Committee of the Whole to seek Council's feedback on the plan's goals, targets, and implementation actions.

    The report asks the Committee of the Whole to direct staff to:

    1. engage with the public and stakeholders on the draft Community Climate Action Plan
    2. bring the Community Climate Action Plan to Council for final review and adoption


    Residents are able to watch the presentation to the Committee of the Whole via zoom at 9:00 am on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.

    Should staff receive this direction, public and stakeholders will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the draft plan in late April/early May. Details will be available on Let's Talk. Staff will then incorporate feedback and present the final CCAP to Council for adoption.

    Key documents:


  • Phase 3 Engagement Concluded

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    October 13, 2020 - Phase 3 engagement activities have now concluded. We thank everybody who took the time to provide their feedback. The project team is now analyzing the results in preparation to present them to Council later this year.

    Stay tuned to this website for additional future engagement opportunities, and subscribe to ongoing project updates from this page.

  • New Virtual Engagement Opportunity

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    September 30, 2020 - Are you unable to attend any of the in-person open houses for the Kamloops Community Climate Action Plan, but want to receive an overview of the project and engage live with City staff on the plan’s draft policy options and actions?

    Then join us on Thursday, October 8, 2020, 4:00–6:00 pm for a virtual engagement opportunity using Zoom, which will feature a presentation on the plan’s draft policy options and actions followed by a Q&A session with the project team.

    Important event information:

    • Please arrive online at least 5 minutes before event start time. Presentation will begin at 4:00 pm sharp.
    • To avoid interruptive background sounds, participants will be muted upon entry.
    • To facilitate meaningful discussions, you are highly encouraged to visit the ‘Document Library’ at Let's Talk Climate Action to review the eight ‘Big Moves’ and their associated policy options and actions prior to the webinar and come with your questions!
    • If you have not yet participated in a Zoom webinar, please review this important information on how to watch or participate prior to attending this webinar.

    To attend the virtual engagement opportunity, join via Zoom by clicking here on October 8, 2020 at 3:55 pm.

    Note: Link will not work in advance of meeting start time.

  • City of Kamloops Launches Climate Action Plan Community Engagement

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    September 14, 2020 - The City of Kamloops is seeking community feedback on the Community Climate Action Plan (CCAP), which is being developed to set the direction for reducing local greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and supporting a cleaner, healthier, lower-carbon future.

    There are a number of ways for citizens, businesses, and organizations to provide input on the plan’s draft policies and actions, including an online survey and a discussion forum on this Let's Talk page.

    The survey is open until October 12 and respondents can enter to win one of three BYO gift baskets—each including a $50 Downtown gift certificate.

    There are also opportunities to learn about the project and share feedback in person at one of three open house events:

    September 30, 6:00–8:00 pm
    October 1, 1:00–3:00 pm
    October 1, 5:00–7:00 pm

    All three events will be held at the Kamloops Yacht Club at 1140 River Street. All provincial COVID-19 protocols will be followed. The event is a drop-in format, and the venue will be limited to 25 participants at any given time. Each event will begin with a half-hour presentation, but attending the presentation portion of the event is optional.

    “We hope these community conversations provide a clearer picture of what a ‘made in Kamloops’ approach to tackling climate change looks like,” said Glen Cheetham, the City’s Sustainability Services Supervisor. “The actions identified in this planning process are intended to bolster our community response to the changing climate.”

    Kamloops’ community GHG emissions come from three main sources (2017 data):

    • Transportation 66%: fuels consumed by personal and commercial vehicles
    • Buildings 29%: primarily energy used for space and water heating
    • Solid waste 5%: decomposition of organic matter

    To be in line with provincial, federal, and international commitments to keep global temperature rise to 1.5°C, each of these emissions sources needs to set a course to achieve reductions of around 80% from 2007 levels by 2050.

    While there is urgency to act to achieve these global objectives, efforts to address climate change also result in positive changes closer to home. The many co-benefits include lowering household transportation energy expenditures; improving air quality; and promoting healthy, active lifestyles.