RDCK Climate Actions


RDCK Draft Climate Action Plan


The draft RDCK Climate Action Plan is a list of ways the RDCK could support our community in reducing carbon pollution and its impact on our communities. The actions are arranged into the following categories:

  • Transportation & Mobility
  • Energy
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Water Supply
  • Wildfire
  • Buildings
  • Resource Recovery
  • Land Use & Planning
  • Floods & Geohazards
  • Leadership & Operations

Many of the actions are already underway. The provincial and federal governments require the RDCK to take the lead on some of the actions, such as capturing methane at landfills. Additional actions underway, but that the RDCK is not regulated to take, previously went to the RDCK Board for approval. An example of these actions includes enhancing the Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program.

The rest of the actions are new. These proposed actions are only ideas at this point. The next step would be to do an analysis (feasibility study) of each individual action and bring it to the Board for consideration at a public meeting. If the Board wants to move forward with an action, staff would then run a pilot project to test it out and report back to the Board publically. At that point, the Board could decide to implement the action.

Draft Climate Action Plan:


Public engagement

The RDCK held a public engagement process to gather feedback on the draft Climate Action Plan from April to October 2023. Residents had opportunities to provide feedback through a series of 20 open houses, a survey, dialogue circle conversations, emails, letters, webinars, an online discussion board and Community Ambassador outreach at community events. The results are now available.

Over 8 months (September 2022 to April 2023), the draft RDCK Climate Actions was shared with residents, First Nations, community groups and member municipalities. Staff conducted six online community sessions, two in-person community sessions, two radio interviews and had many phone conversations. These conversations were with residents across the RDCK and largely relayed a positive response to the Plan. Additionally, 54 survey responses were received and three newspaper articles (Valley Voice, Creston Valley Advance and Nelson Star) were published. As requested by the Board, staff also met with individual groups to hear their specific concerns and questions.

Much of the RDCK Climate Actions is built on the engagement and feedback that came through the 100% Renewable Energy Plan process. Please refer to pages 219-229 of the 100% Renewable Energy Plan for details about the Community and Stakeholder Feedback.


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The content on this page was last updated February 15 2024 at 5:07 AM