The emerging directions highlight climate justice as key to CAP 2030’s success, as well as the importance of leveraging adaptation, resilience, and biodiversity initiatives that contribute to CAP 2030 objectives.
- Climate Justice: Throughout the development of the CAP 2030 working groups integrated a climate justice lens across emerging climate actions and to help address specific questions framed through the Climate Emergency Task Force. Addressing climate justice was particularly relevant when developing climate actions related to food systems, commuting, and business air travel so that we work to define ways to reduce greenhouse emissions in an equitable manner. Working collaboratively with UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan Leadership (Provost’s Office), we will continue to identify ways that the Climate Emergency Task Force recommendations can be addressed through the scope of CAP 2030.
- Adaptation, Resiliency and Biodiversity: The first phase of CAP 2030 is focusing on mitigation efforts, however, we also need to increase the ability for our campus to become more resilient and adaptive in the face of climate crisis events. As part of the next phase, we will begin to scope and initiate the development of an Adaptation and Resiliency Strategy.