Climate Change Mitigation

Coquitlam is committed to taking action on climate change by promoting practices that reduce greenhouse gases and conserve energy.

Climate Action Targets

The City of Coquitlam has committed to address climate change by signing the Climate Action Charter in 2007. In early 2017, the City set new targets to reduce corporate GHG emissions by 40% below 2007 levels by 2025.

Energy Conservation Measures

The City is actively identifying and implementing energy conservation measures to fulfill the City’s corporate Climate Action commitments. Energy conservation measures have included the installation of two energy-sharing (Thermenex) systems, LED lighting, lighting controls, programmable thermostats, waste heat recovery systems, and electric fleet vehicles. The City has also initiated a tracking system to manage building energy consumption.

Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP)

The 2018 Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) report highlights the actions the City has taken to reduce GHG emissions.

Community GHG Reduction Strategy

In 2008, the Provincial Government enacted Bill 27 Local Government (Green Communities) Statutes Amendment Act requiring all local governments in British Columbia to incorporate community greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets in their Official Community Plans.

In response to this legislation, and to strengthen the City's response to climate change, Coquitlam developed a Community Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy. This initiative looks at opportunities to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions across the broader community and has resulted in two targets:

  • Reduce community-wide GHG emissions by 15% below 2007 levels by 2031
  • Reduce community per capita GHG emissions by 30% below 2007 levels by 2021

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