Public invited to help shape Winnipeg’s Climate Action Plan

Winnipeg, MB – The City of Winnipeg is inviting residents to a public workshop to help provide input on actions being proposed as part of Winnipeg’s Climate Action Plan: Planning for Climate Change. Acting for People. The purpose of this process is to develop strategies that will lead to a community-wide climate action plan to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

In November 2017, the City launched the project with a public kick-off event at The University of Winnipeg. Over 70 residents attended, and provided ideas and input into Winnipeg’s climate vision and targets. A follow up Facebook Live event aimed to gather more specific input about climate actions related to buildings, land use, transportation and waste in Winnipeg.

“The feedback we have received from the public and our Climate Action Advisory Committee has been used to draft climate targets and actions. We have undertaken additional analysis to help prioritize these actions. Now it’s time for the public to tell us if we have got it right,” said Lindsay Mierau, Environmental Coordinator with the City’s Office of Sustainability.

Residents are invited to a public engagement session on February 27, 2018 at 6 p.m. which will allow citizens to review and provide feedback about the draft Action Plan. This will be the final opportunity for residents to participate in the process before it goes to Council for consideration in the spring.

Public Engagement Session:

  • Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018
  • Time: Doors open at 5:45 p.m.; session runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Location: North Centennial Community Centre, 90 Sinclair Street

Please RSVP by February 23, 2018 at climateactionreview.eventbrite.ca or call 204-986-6978 to register.

The Plan is funded by a Federation of Canadian Municipalities Green Municipal Fund grant totalling $94,875. For more information on the project, please visit winnipeg.ca/climateaction.