Posted on: January 18, 2022 | Return to News
The Town of Conception Bay South has completed Milestone 4 of the Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program by putting its plan to reduce corporate and community greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions into action. This achievement makes Conception Bay South the first municipality in Newfoundland and Labrador to receive this milestone.
“Through a variety of new and ongoing initiatives, such as our community gardening projects, trail development and expansion projects, focus on energy efficiency for our municipal buildings, education campaigns, and recently developed Climate Change Adaptation Plan, the Town of Conception Bay South is doing its part to help the environment. Our actions to lower both energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions are helping us make important progress toward our sustainability and climate change objectives,” said Mayor Darrin Bent.
PCP is a network of Canadian municipal governments that have committed to reducing GHG emissions and protecting our climate. As a member of the PCP program, the Town of Conception Bay South is among over 400 municipal governments across Canada taking a leadership role and making a significant contribution to reducing Canada’s overall GHG emissions.
Town’s Focus on Sustainability
About the PCP program
Since 1994, PCP has provided municipalities of all sizes with the tools, resources and guidance they need to progress through a five-milestone process to lower GHG emissions and reduce the impacts of climate change. The five milestones are:
Milestone 1 — Create a baseline emissions inventory and forecast
Milestone 2 — Set emissions reduction targets
Milestone 3 — Develop a local action plan
Milestone 4 — Implement the local action plan
Milestone 5 — Monitor progress and report results