Climate Change and the Township of
Langley
Background
 The Township of Langley is
 commited to:
   FCM’s Partners for Climate Protection
   Program, and;
   Province...
What Have We Done?
For Township (corporate) operations
  Completed an emissions inventory
  Implemented an emissions
  red...
Micro Level Accomplishments

 Increasing energy efficiency at
 facilities by green upgrades
 Increasing fleet efficiency t...
What We’re Faced With
 Continue reducing corporate
 emissions
 Inventory and plan to reduce
 community emissions
 Promote ...
Main reasons Canadians do
     not behave sustainably?

     Lack of government leadership                  45%


Need to ...
Provincial Leadership
 Carbon smart communities will be
 promoted
 Green Building Code soon
 New provincial buildings LEED...
Other Municipalities
 City of Vancouver has built a
 sustainability team of 11 staff
 Corporation of Delta is moving
 towa...
Vision for Langley
 Sustainability Charter – well in
 progress; report to Council
 expected in March
 Work collaboratively...
Vision for Langley
Vision for Langley
 Existing resources will be used to
 initiate the community GHG plan
 in 2008
 Additional resources may...
Summary
 Measures coming that will impact local
 government operations
 Municipalities are ramping up
 Canadians want gove...
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Township of Langley climate change presentation - Feb 18, 2008

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Township of Langley climate change presentation - Feb 18, 2008

  1. 1. Climate Change and the Township of Langley
  2. 2. Background The Township of Langley is commited to: FCM’s Partners for Climate Protection Program, and; Province of BC’s Climate Action Charter. Pledge to reduce corporate and community greenhouse gas emissions
  3. 3. What Have We Done? For Township (corporate) operations Completed an emissions inventory Implemented an emissions reduction plan with target Completed a 2007 status report for operations – submitted to the FCM
  4. 4. Micro Level Accomplishments Increasing energy efficiency at facilities by green upgrades Increasing fleet efficiency through participation in the Fraser Basin Council’s E3 Green Fleet Reducing corporate waste by providing employees more opportunities to recycle at work
  5. 5. What We’re Faced With Continue reducing corporate emissions Inventory and plan to reduce community emissions Promote energy efficient neighbourhoods Legislation mandating carbon neutrality by 2012 (Fall 2008)
  6. 6. Main reasons Canadians do not behave sustainably? Lack of government leadership 45% Need to know more about solutions 43% Poorly designed cities & workplaces 32% Feel unable to solve problems alone 31% Costs too much 26% Not really concerned 5%
  7. 7. Provincial Leadership Carbon smart communities will be promoted Green Building Code soon New provincial buildings LEED® Gold Carbon neutral operations by 2010 Local governments will be mandated to incorporate GHG targets into OCP’s
  8. 8. Other Municipalities City of Vancouver has built a sustainability team of 11 staff Corporation of Delta is moving towards an Office of Climate Protection City of San Francisco (pop. 800,000) operates a team of 80
  9. 9. Vision for Langley Sustainability Charter – well in progress; report to Council expected in March Work collaboratively on an energy plan designed to influence Langley citizens to be sustainability leaders. Provide the community with a robust web-based resource
  10. 10. Vision for Langley
  11. 11. Vision for Langley Existing resources will be used to initiate the community GHG plan in 2008 Additional resources may be needed to satisfy commitments to the province
  12. 12. Summary Measures coming that will impact local government operations Municipalities are ramping up Canadians want government leadership, knowledge Uniquely the Township of Langley is in a position to influence sustainable behaviours; together with our residents and businesses we can reduce our “environmental footprint”

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