The Feb. 22, 2017, Utilities and Corporate Services Committee meeting included:
A Climate Program for The City of Calgary
The Committee received the report for information. The report provided an update on planned activities to develop the Climate Program in preparation for the 2019-2022 business planning and budget process.
The Climate Program (CP) is a renewed, Corporate-wide commitment and approach to carbon and energy management and addressing climate risk, and is led by Environmental and Safety Management. Actions are developed in collaboration with all business units including Corporate Analytics and Innovation, Resilience and Infrastructure, Transportation, Planning and Information Technology to name a few. The Program provides strategic direction to activities preparing for climate resilience by developing a mitigation and adaptation plan to manage the risk climate change poses to the corporation and community. Corporate alignment allows for increased efficiencies and effectiveness in spending and decision-making as it relates to climate change actions.
Administration committed to climate actions (adaptation and mitigation) in Action Plan 2015–2018. Building on these actions, the CP will also incorporate new opportunities and align with the direction set by the provincial and federal governments.
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