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July 6, 2022 / For Immediate Release

MUNICIPALITY OF THE DISTRICT OF LUNENBURG, NOVA SCOTIA – In 2019, the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg (MODL) declared a climate emergency and joined the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Partners for Climate Protection (PCP). The Municipality committed to complete the PCP 5-milestone framework by developing and implementing a Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP). The second milestone of the PCP program requires MODL to set a community greenhouse gas emissions reduction target.

On June 28, Municipal Council set a community greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of 30% below the 2019 baseline emissions level by 2030, 65% below the 2019 baseline emissions by 2040, and achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

“In 2021, MODL set our corporate greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of 40% below the 2019 baseline emissions level by 2030,” says Mayor Carolyn Bolivar-Getson. “Some of the actions the Municipality has undertaken take to reach this include transitioning municipal vehicles to electric vehicles, and we have begun the procurement work to add solar power to the Municipal Services building.

“Over the course of the summer, our Sustainability Committee will consider a list of action items to propose to Council for inclusion in the Local Climate Change Action Plan. Residents can expect to see more about this issue in the late fall. Climate change is affecting our communities, and MODL must take a leadership role to address this crisis.”

Residents can learn more at engage.modl.ca/local-climate-change-action-plan

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