Town Turns Climate Change Mitigation Plan into Action

Town Turns Climate Change Mitigation Plan into Action

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

  • Subject to the approval of cost-shared funding, the Town has allocated $50,000 this year to better understand and promote new opportunities in the renewable energy sector.
  • The Town is part of the Green Hydrogen Project, collaborating with College of the North Atlantic and Growler Energy, to look at renewable energy initiatives and the application of clean energy technologies.
  • The Town was awarded the 2021 Luminary Award for Community Impact by TakeChargeNL, which recognizes a municipality that has excelled in energy efficiency through campaigns, projects, building development, and energy management.
  • Conception Bay South currently has three electric vehicle charging stations.
  • The Town also has a dedicated and expanding Sustainable CBS webpage where you can learn more:

About the PCP program

The Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program is managed and delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI Canada).

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


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