November 2021

Meeting Municipal Climate Targets: Valuing Collaboration

Presented by the Municipal Engineers Division

Status: Seats are Available
Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Time: 10:20 AM Pacific Time: Webinar Login
10:30 AM–11:30 AM Pacific Time: Presentation and Q&A
Location: Webinar
Credit: This webinar is eligible for 1 CE Hour of Technical Learning.
Cost: The webinar and the entire 2021 MED Knowledge Sharing Series is free for all Municipal Engineers Division members.

Non-member of the Municipal Engineers Division:
$25 + GST = $26.25

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Please note that this presentation will be recorded for later viewing.
Important Dates: Please register by Friday, October 29.
This presentation will provide a short overview of the Disctrict of Saanich's 2020 Climate Plan and its development, with a focus on the approach taken to building internal and external relationships and the value that has provided in identifying and realizing opportunities necessary for success. It will showcase several collaborative actions and creative measures that have been implemented to lower our GHG emissions and increase resiliency.

The 2020 Climate Plan 100% Renewable & Resilient Saanich was adopted by Council in January 2020. The Plan provides a policy framework and action plan for a comprehensive response to climate change in our community over the next ten years. It aims to:

  • Cut GHG emissions in half by 2030 and achieve net zero by 2050
  • Transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050
  • Prepare for a changing climate

A year into implementation and our first report card has been released. It measures progress on both actions and outcomes and identifies successes but also shortcomings, allowing for corrective action to get us back on track. The Plan’s success is attributed to it being comprehensive, integrated, evidence based, innovative, implementable, and most importantly, due to it being built on a strong foundation of incredible partnerships and collaboration.


Rebecca Newlove

Manager of Sustainability, District of Saanich

Rebecca Newlove is the Manager of Sustainability at the District of Saanich, where she has led a small team over the last 4 years developing and implementing their most recent Climate Plan. She has worked on Climate Action for the last 16 years in both the UK and Canada in the private and public sector on a range of areas including zero carbon housing regeneration, food system assessments, city sustainability strategies, and regional transit plans.

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