Climate and Action Plan Update – June 2022 Monthly Newsletter
Update Provided by Deborah Cooper – Director of Strategic Initiatives & Government Relations
Funding Opportunities BILD Alberta has compiled a list of funding opportunities for our members. To access the various funding opportunities for Homeowners/Homebuyers, click here and to access the funding opportunities available for Residential Construction, click here.
Calgary’s Climate Strategy – Pathways to 2050 The City of Calgary’s Climate Team is pleased to present the Calgary Climate Strategy – Pathways to 2050. The City extends its thanks to everyone who provided feedback. The City’s formal response from the Climate team can be accessed here
The Calgary Climate Strategy – Pathways to 2050 (CD2022-0465) was presented to the Community Development Committee on May 31. You can access the agenda package including all attachments, here.
At its May 31, 2022 meeting, the Community Development Committee recommended that Council adopt, by resolution, the updated Calgary Climate Strategy – Pathways to 2050 and rescind, by resolution, the 2018 Climate Resilience Strategy and Mitigation and Adaptation Plans. The City’s Climate Strategy – Pathways to 2050 is anticipated to go to the Combined Meeting of Council on June 7, 2022.
Technical Climate Reports The City has published additional technical reports including a GHG modelling reference report, funding options report, Indigenous literature review, etc. on its Engage Portal website. These technical documents were used to support the actions The City developed in the Calgary Climate Strategy – Pathways to 2050 and is available at the link: Climate Update | Engage (calgary.ca).
UPCOMING ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES:
Stormwater Reuse Engagement Session – Delta Water Tool Hosted by Alberta Environment & Parks
Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) recently hosted stormwater reuse engagement sessions. During these sessions, there was expressed interest in learning about AEP’s “Delta Water Tool” which is a tool to evaluate stormwater use. In response to this feedback, Alberta Environment & Parks has scheduled a Delta Water Tool demonstration webinar. The webinar will cover what the tool is designed to do and how it can be used.
After registering, a confirmation will be emailed containing information about joining the meeting.
“Every drop counts” – Engagement on Drought Resilience Strategies Hosted by City of Calgary
Calgarians are fortunate to have a reliable water supply today. In the future, rivers will face more pressure from a growing population, climate change and more extreme weather events like droughts. The City is preparing now to face the challenges of tomorrow by developing a Drought Resilience Plan that will help to adapt homes, businesses, and park spaces to be even more water wise.
The City of Calgary would like to engage with industry members about some of the drought resilience strategies being considered including:
Outdoor watering schedules
Water wise landscaping programs and incentives
Innovative ways to reuse the water we already have.