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.
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.