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Climate and Energy

“In the face of a global climate emergency we must move swiftly to reduce GHG emissions and enhance our region’s resiliency to the effects of a changing climate” (SCRD 2019-2023 Strategic Plan).  

The Sustainable Development Division is fostering a climate-conscious and climate-ready community by integrating climate change mitigation and resilience practices into all aspects of the SCRD’s operations.

Corporate-Wide

SCRD will lead by example and make corporate activities carbon neutral. A detailed plan to achieve carbon neutrality is under development. 

Community-Wide

The SCRD is undertaking a comprehensive and thoughtful approach to developing a Community Climate Plan.  The plan will outline how the SCRD will foster a climate conscious and climate ready community. More information available shortly. 

Past work:The Community Energy and Emissions Plan (CEEP 2009) aims to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions throughout the community, through implementing a range of actions. It is based on a Community Energy and Emissions Inventory that was updated in 2012. 

Helpful RESOURCES

Better Homes BC - Rebate search tool

BC Hydro - Energy Saving

Fortis BC - Rebates and Energy Savings

Sunshine Coast Renewable Energy Atlas was produced in 2012 and is a preliminary review of renewable energy potential on the Sunshine Coast.