Port Moody’s Climate Action Plan – Canada

Organization: City of Port Moody

Year: 2020

Port Moody’s Climate Action Plan – Canada

Port Moody’s Climate Action Plan is a community-wide plan that outlines actions to help the City and its residents adapt to climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) that contribute to the warming of the Earth.

The Climate Action Plan considers both aspects of climate change planning: mitigation and adaptation. Mitigation – working to reduce or prevent the emission of GHGs – is an important part of responding to climate change. However, even if we significantly reduced GHG emissions overnight, the effects of climate change would continue to be felt by future generations for a long time to come. That’s why our Climate Action Plan also focuses on adaptation measures, which will help us adjust to our new normal in Port Moody and reduce our vulnerability to the harmful effects of climate change.

This low carbon resilience (LCR) approach demonstrates that adaptation and mitigation are two sides of the same coin; both are proactive responses that minimize the risks of climate change and build resilience into the future. Integrating the two at all levels of policy, planning and practice will align climate action goals and advance the transition toward a more energy efficient, resilient, and sustainable future.