British Columbians will have two opportunities over the next six months to participate in shaping B.C.’s new climate policies.
The Province is currently developing a new Climate Leadership Plan to move forward with provincial climate action commitments.
The first public consultation, in the form of a discussion paper and accompanying survey, will take place between July 17 and August 17, 2015. Organizations are also encouraged to provide separate submissions in addition to the survey.
In May 2015, the Province appointed a Climate Leadership Team to review options for economic development and greenhouse gas emissions reductions, as well as to make recommendations for the new Climate Leadership Plan. Representatives from the business, academic, and environmental communities, as well as First Nations and local governments, sit on the Climate Leadership Team.
The public will have two opportunities over the next six months to participate in shaping the new plan. The first phase of public consultation – the discussion paper and survey – is underway and will conclude August 17, 2015.
After reviewing discussion paper submissions and the Climate Leadership Team’s recommendations, the Province will release a draft Climate Leadership Plan in December 2015 for the second phase of public consultation. The Province will release the final Climate Leadership Plan in March 2016.