Cranbrook, BC (September 23, 2022) – The City of Cranbrook has been recognized by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and Local Governments for Sustainability Canada (ICLEI) for efforts taken by the municipality to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in corporate operations.
Through the process of preparing the community climate action plan, the corporate action plan, and because of the adoption of these plans by Council, the City has achieved Milestones 1, 2, and 3; establishing a baseline greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory and forecast, set GHG reduction targets and developed a local climate action plan.
In 2017, the City became a member of the Partners for Climate Protection Program (PCP Program), which uses a five-milestone framework to guide members in developing and implementing greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction action plans at a community and corporate level.
“At the beginning of 2021, the City had not completed any of the PCP Program milestones,” says Evan Berry, Acting Project Manager with the City of Cranbrook. “Through the process of preparing the community climate action plan and the corporate action plan, and because of the adoption of these plans by council, the City has now been officially recognized for its efforts.”
The PCP program is made up of a national network of over 450 local governments working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and implement a variety of climate mitigation and adaptation initiatives that result in a reduction of operational expenses and energy costs, and increase investment in the local economy.
“We will continue to make recommendations that work towards achieving the final PCP Program milestones of implementing the local climate action plan, monitoring and reporting our results,” Berry added.