The development of UBC Okanagan’s first Climate Action Plan 2030 (CAP 2030) is underway. The plan will chart a course to accelerate reduction of emissions from our core operations by 2030. In addition, the plan will also identify new ways to reduce emissions in areas that each and every one of our university community members has influence over, including how we travel to campus, our food choices, the amount of waste we produce, and how much business air travel we do.
Thanks to all that participated in the CAP 2030 public consultation from March 29 – April 16, 2021! Check back soon to read our Consultation Summary Report and learn more about what we heard.
Achieving the ambitions of CAP 2030 will require all of us to take responsibility and action in our respective positions to advance the strategic mission of UBC and remain true to the bold and ambitious commitments outlined in UBC’s Climate Emergency Declaration.
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In December 2019, UBC declared a climate emergency, which included a commitment to accelerate the reduction of emissions at UBC Okanagan and UBC Vancouver. A key step is UBC’s development of a Climate Action Plan 2030 (CAP 2030) for both campuses. Learn about the emerging UBC Vancouver CAP 2030.
CAP 2030 helps advance our strategic plan: Shaping UBC’s Next Century and supports the university to further key commitments of its climate emergency declaration. This work builds on past successes in climate mitigation and action on both campuses, which have seen a significant reduction in emissions from core operations. The emerging plans are also informed by the feedback we received from UBC faculty, staff and students through the climate emergency engagement process.
This ambitious initiative is aimed at implementing strategies that will result in emissions reductions from UBC’s core operations by 2030 through clean energy solutions and energy-efficient technologies, along with identifying new ways to reduce emissions through our day-to-day activities, including commuting, food, waste and business air travel.
Emerging directions and draft targets for CAP 2030 were presented to the Board of Governors in February 2021. The CAP 2030 will be presented to the Board of Governors in November 2021. This final version of the plan will incorporate direction from the Board of Governors, refinement of targets and actions through on-going studies, as well as input received through public consultation.