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Environmental Sustainability Strategy – A Draft Plan for Burnaby’s Green Future!

CoverThe Draft Environmental Sustainability Strategy (ESS) is a plan for Burnaby’s “green” future. It completes the trilogy of sustainable city policies – environmental, social and economic.  The ESS will help to define how the city can evolve and build on its strengths to become an even more vibrant, resilient and sustainable community, integrated with healthy ecosystems.

How Was the ESS Created?

Led by the Mayor’s ESS Steering Committee, the ESS process is one of the largest and most creative public consultation programs the City has ever undertaken.  To date, over 2,100 people have contributed over 7,000 ideas that helped shape the Draft ESS, which includes a framework and priorities.  The City of Burnaby is now excited to share the Draft ESS with you!

What Does the ESS Cover?

The ESS includes 10 goals, with each having a set of supporting strategies and suggested actions:

  • Green – Green Space and Habitat
  • Flow – Water Management
  • Breathe – Climate and Air Quality
  • Live – Land Use Planning and Development
  • Move – Transportation
  • Build – Green Buildings and Energy
  • Prosper – Green and Inclusive Economy
  • Nourish – Food Systems
  • Conserve – Waste Management
  • Manage – Governance, Education and Partnerships

Are We On the Right Track?

Before the ESS is submitted to Council for adoption, the City is checking in with you to see if we’re on the right track, in the third and final phase of ESS public consultation. We welcome your input online and at public events throughout the city.

For more information on the Draft ESS and upcoming ESS events, and to complete the “My Draft ESS” questionnaire, please visit www.burnaby.ca/ess-input.


ESS Quick Links


A Supporting Draft Community Energy and Emissions Plan (CEEP)

The City of Burnaby is excited to share the Draft Community Energy and Emissions Plan (CEEP) with you!  Your comments will help us to create the CEEP report, which will be submitted to Council for adoption. Please tell us if you think we’re on the right track.

The Draft CEEP is a plan to reduce the community’s overall energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, in order to address climate change, improve local air quality, save money, and improve health and community livability.

The Draft CEEP is a framework of targets, goals and strategies for energy and GHG reduction and it focuses on four sectors: buildings, district energy, transportation and solid waste.  The Draft CEEP was developed using a combination of public input, technical work, and dialogue in support of the Environmental Sustainability Strategy (ESS) process.

Public input on a number of CEEP related ESS goals, including Breathe, Live, Build and Move, was collected during the ESS Phase 2 (“Exploring Further”) public consultation held in March to July 2014.

Technical work on GHG reduction targets used a rigorous science-based model, calibrated for Burnaby, that estimated today’s emissions and the potential impact of different strategies to reduce emissions over time.

Dialogue included meetings with the CEEP Steering Committee (consisting of City staff and representatives from key partner agencies), and workshops with the ESS Steering Committee and community stakeholders, helped to shape the targets, draft goals and strategies.

For more information on the Draft CEEP, upcoming CEEP public events, and to complete the “My Draft CEEP” questionnaire, please visit www.burnaby.ca/ceep.

CEEP Quick Links


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