The Task Force will aid the District of Peachland in meeting its GHG reduction targets into the future. The Task Force will uphold the mission statement below:
“The District of Peachland, as party to the B.C. Climate Action Charter, will foster a community and workplace culture that respects the environment. The District will seek to minimize/eliminate human caused environmental degradation through a variety of strategies and policies. Those strategies and policies that will address things such as, carbon neutrality by 2012, will vary widely in their content, scope and interdepartmental / community integration. Through quality research, education, assessment, coordination, communication and implementation significant strides in becoming sustainable are expected into the future”.
Objectives of the Committee
The objectives of the Task Force on Climate Change will be as follows:
1.To aid with considering and inquiring into reports and making recommendations regarding the potential for implementation of innovative projects as initiated through the Planning and Development Services Department, and as approved by Council.
2.Foster and promote carbon reduction strategies and policies through community wide educational initiatives as determined to be feasible.
3.Discuss and provide comments to the District regarding the District’s commitment to becoming Carbon Neutral.
Responsibilities of the Committee:
1.The Mayor’s Task Force on Climate Change will represent the interests of the District of Peachland with respect to carbon neutrality objectives, and will function as a steering committee for achieving these goals.
2.The Committee will gather data, provide local knowledge and technical expertise, identify issues, assess priorities, review progress, and provide an understanding of the various constraints and opportunities relating to specific climate change projects as approved by Council.
3.The Mayor’s Task Force on Climate Change is responsible for completing the following tasks:
Protocol and Procedures:
1.The Climate Change Action Committee will operate in a manner that is consistent with the District of Peachland Council Procedure Bylaw No. 1704 and amendments thereto.
2.The Climate Change Action Committee will not vote on any issues; decision-making will be achieved through consensus.
The Mayors Task Force on Climate Change meets the last Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, all meetings are open to the public. In the event that there is a statutory holiday or an office closure on the last Wednesday, the committee will meet the second to last Wednesday of the month. Agendas are posted on the Friday prior to the meeting in the events calendar.
Committee Members -Mayor Fielding, Councillor Kerbes, Patricia Guest, Mike Seibert, Bert Put, Wayne Powers and Wilfred Muller.
If you have any questions regarding this committe, please call Executive Assistant Erin Hayman at 250-767-2647 or by email at email@example.com