The City of Edmonton currently has various programs working on an integrated manner to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to a changing climate. But in line with concerns of Edmontonians about climate change, since August 2019 the City has been working on updating its Energy Transition Strategy to align with the international target of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. This update will require ambitious changes in speed and scale of change. The Energy Transition Strategy a way for us to address and mitigate climate change through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), increasing energy efficiency and promoting renewable energy systems.
A draft of the updated Energy Transition Strategy will be presented to council in June 2020, with the final strategy presented in October. The City is organizing public engagement events with targeted stakeholders to ensure that the updated Strategy with its proposed climate shifts, policies, actions and solutions capture the best practices, innovations and ideas, and that its implementation is achievable in Edmonton. Find out opportunities to provide input by visiting edmonton.ca/EnergyTransitionUpdate.