Climate & Energy 

RDKB Climate Action

Climate Action Plan

The RDKB Climate Action Plan was adopted by Board of Directors on October 12, 2022. Thank you to all those who contributed to its development. 

The plan sets out the RDKB climate action vision and targets for 2030 and 2050, the guiding principles and outlines goals and actions for each climate action area.

It takes low carbon resilience approach that brings together climate adaptation and preparedness, climate mitigation, and other local government priorities  

View the RDKB Climate Action Plan

Our Climate Action Areas:

Organizational Leadership:  To integrate climate action into all RDKB organizational decisions to build a resilient and sustainable community.
Buildings and Property: To live and work in resilient, efficient and low carbon buildings that are comfortable and healthy. To work together to prepare buildings and property for the impacts of climate change.
Water and Waste: To use water responsibly and efficiently, and provide clean accessible water to residents and businesses while supporting the needs of our natural systems. To continue to work towards our goal of zero waste.
Transportation, Land Use and Infrastructure: To provide our residents and businesses access to clean transportation options suited for rural living. To prepare our critical infrastructure for the impacts of climate change including enhancing our ecosystems.
Industry and livelihoods: To continue to develop a resilient and low carbon economy that offers access to supportive livelihoods for all residents, and where small businesses can thrive.
Ecosystems: To protect the integrity and biodiversity of our local ecosystems for generations to come recognizing that local ecosystems and natural environment assist in adapting to changing climate.

 

Organizational Leadership

In 2007, the RDKB signed the B.C. Climate Action Charter, which is a voluntary commitment to work towards becoming carbon neutral. This will be achieved through a combination of reduction measures and carbon offsets.

The RDKB reports to the Province annually on actions taken to reduce emissions, adapt and prepare for future climate impacts, as well as disclose our greenhouse gas emissions from delivering services to the region.

2021 RDKB Local Government Climate Action Program Report

Historical Reports
2019 CARIP Climate Action/Carbon Neutral Progress Survey
2018 CARIP Climate Action/Carbon Neutral Progress Survey
2017 CARIP Climate Action/Carbon Neutral Progress Survey
2016 CARIP Climate Action/Carbon Neutral Progress Survey
2015 CARIP Climate Action/Carbon Neutral Progress Survey
2014 CARIP Climate Action/Carbon Neutral Progress Survey


RDKB Greenhouse Gas Emissions

In 2021, the RDKB emitted a net 575 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e). That equals a 49% decrease from our 2012 emissions. The net emissions consist of:

  • Emissions from the RDKB facilities and contracted services (traditional) = 1,409 tCO2, less the emissions offset by the organics diversion project = 834 tCO2
  • The RDKB year over year net tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e) emissions has also decreased.

Greenhouse Gas Emmissions 2012-2020