The Local Climate Change Action Plan 2030 (LCCAP2030) is the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg’s response to the global climate emergency. Our climate is changing and the global temperature is rising rapidly owing to the increasing concentration of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere. The detrimental impacts of climate change are widespread, intensifying, and require us to take an urgent action as a community. The Municipality declared a climate emergency in 2019 and developed this LCCAP2030 as part of its commitment to act on climate change. The plan is a 10-year strategic action plan that provides the guiding framework for the Municipality to achieve net-zero GHG emissions by 2050 and support a climate-resilient, healthier, and sustainable future.
The LCCAP2030 is divided into the following two chapters:
Chapter 1 – Community Climate Action Plan: A plan that focuses on reducing GHG emissions within the boundaries of MODL (e.g., homes, offices, community vehicles), as well as building a climate-resilient community. The 10 main categories and 27 climate actions identified in this chapter will set forth a pathway for the Municipality to reduce its community GHG emissions and align itself with international efforts to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C and build a climate-resilient and sustainable community.
For the community emissions reduction target: “Municipal Council has set the target to reduce its community emissions by 30% below 2019 baseline emissions level by 2030, 65% below 2019 levels by 2040, and achieve net-zero community emissions by 2050.”
Chapter 2 – Corporate Climate Action Plan: A plan that focuses on reducing GHG emissions that are directly controlled by MODL (e.g., municipal operations and fleets). The 4 main categories and 10 climate actions identified in this chapter will set forth a pathway for the Municipality to reduce its corporate GHG emissions to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
For the corporate emissions reduction target: “Municipal Council has set the target to reduce its corporate emissions by 64% below 2019 baseline emissions by 2030 and achieve net-zero corporate emissions by 2050.”
Project website: engage.modl.ca/local-climate-change-action-plan-2030
The previous climate change action plans are: