The City of Edmonton has drafted its City Operations Greenhouse Gas Management Plan (updated June 2012).
The plan is aimed at achieving a 50% reduction in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from City operations by 2020 (from 2008 levels). It contains a number of strategies suggesting how the City of Edmonton will achieve that goal.
Purpose of the City Operations Greenhouse Gas Management Plan
The GHG Management Plan proposes a strategy for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from City of Edmonton operations. This will contribute to Edmonton’s long-term goal of carbon-neutrality as stated in The Way We Green, Edmonton’s environmental strategic plan.
The GHG Management Plan is one of 31 implementation plans described within the framework of The Way We Green.
On July 20, 2011, Edmonton City Council approved The Way We Green plan which included: (a) a goal for Edmonton to become “a carbon-neutral city” and (b) Strategic Action 6.10.1 directing the Administration to establish, implement and maintain “a City Operations Greenhouse Gas Management Plan aimed at significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions from City operations.”
On June 27, 2012, Executive Committee accepted the Greenhouse Gas Management Plan for information on the understanding that implementation plans will be developed for future consideration for each of the individual initiatives.