Each year we see more evidence of a changing climate.
Despite global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the world is facing a different climate future. Canada is warming at twice the global average rate and impacts are already being felt and anticipated to worsen.
Our ecosystems, communities and our economy are being challenged. Wildfire, flooding, and drought have already tested local infrastructure, caused economic losses, and posed health risks to communities. It's now imperative that governments and individuals act to minimize, prepare for and adapt to these future extremes.
The RDCO has partnered with the regional districts of North Okanagan and Okanagan Similkameen on the Climate Projections Report for the Okanagan This report provides the scientific foundation to make informed decisions that support community action and to better prepare for climate variations over the next 30 and 60 years.
It’s anticipated that extreme weather events will occur more frequently unless greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are checked.
In 2017 and 2018, the Regional District received Level 2 recognition for measuring greenhouse gas emissions by the Union of BC Municipalities Green Communities Committee.
The RDCO is a signatory to the BC Government Climate Action Charter. We report annually on the initiatives we are taking as an organization and what we are doing to help the community reduce GHG emissions.
Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program Reports