On August 25, 2015, City Council approved City Policy C585, Edmonton’s Community Energy Transition Strategy, and on November 13, 2018, the Climate Resilient Edmonton: Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan was presented to the Executive Committee.
The Energy Transition Climate Resilience Committee is a committee that has been established to advise Council on the implementation of the Strategy and City Policy C585. Committee members serve in a voluntary capacity for 2-year terms, (from May 1 to April 30) renewable to a maximum of 6 consecutive years.
Creation of the Committee aligns with corporate goals outlined in ConnectEdmonton:
- Edmonton is a neighbourly city with community and personal wellness that embodies and promotes equity for all Edmontonians
- Edmonton neighbourhoods are more vibrant as density increases, where people and businesses thrive and where housing and mobility options are plentiful
- Edmonton grows prosperity for our Metro Region by driving innovation, competitiveness and relevance for our businesses at the local and global level
- Edmonton is a city transitioning to a low-carbon future, has clean air and water and is adapting to a changing climate
The Energy Transition Climate Resilience Committee's establishment, mandate and terms of reference are outlined in Bylaw 18881.