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January 26, 2016

Climate Leadership Plan

Climate Plan

To ensure B.C.’s future climate actions reflect the values of British Columbians, Premier Christy Clark has invited families and members of the public to tell government what they would like to see in B.C.’s new Climate Leadership Plan, to be released later this spring. The next public engagement for the Climate Leadership Plan will launch on Monday, Jan. 25 and will run for 60 days.

“The input British Columbians have provided to date has been very helpful as we develop B.C.’s new Climate Leadership Plan,” said Premier Clark. “Now is the time to engage even further in the conversation, as we seek to build on our global leadership through our next set of climate actions.”

Similar to the first public engagement that ran last summer, this next round will also be web-based. Concurrent with the public engagement, sector-specific industry consultations will also take place, along with public polling by Ipsos Reid.

In addition, Premier Clark also announced she will chair a new cabinet working group on climate leadership that will oversee government’s climate actions and policies, while considering current and future provincial climate action goals.

The next round of public engagement is the latest step in the development of B.C.’s new Climate Leadership Plan.

Last spring Premier Clark appointed the Climate Leadership Team, made up of leaders from B.C. businesses, communities, First Nations, academia and the environmental sector, to provide advice and recommendations to government for its new Climate Leadership Plan.

In the summer the Province launched the first round of consultation towards a new plan, engaging with the public and First Nations, as well as local governments and organizations to find out their climate action priorities. Government also received over 200 detailed written submissions and more than 300 template letters.

This feedback helped inform the Climate Leadership Team as they created their recommendations for the new climate plan, which were submitted in late November.

The Province’s final Climate Leadership Plan will be released this spring, and will include new climate actions to drive down emissions while supporting a growing economy.

More details about the second round of public consultation on B.C.’s Climate Leadership Plan will be announced soon.

By BC Liberal Team