Environment Committee – October 7, 2020

REIMAGINE Nanaimo: Climate Action and Environmental Technical Backgrounders
Staff provided committee members with the Draft REIMAGINE NANAIMO technical backgrounders on Climate and Hazard Adaptation, GHG Mitigation and Green Infrastructure/Nature.
Section 7 a

Environmental Responsibility Framework
Purpose: To provide background on a presentation to the Environment Committee on Environmental Responsibility Frameworks.

The presentation provided additional information and insight for consideration on environment frameworks. The presentation also introduced the ‘Environmental Responsibility Framework’ for consideration.
Section 7 b

Climate and Environmental Gap Analysis
The REIMAGINE Nanaimo process involves a comprehensive planning policy review and update of key strategic planning policy documents for the City.

Staff provided the Environment Committee with an update on the Climate Action Plan and reviewed current policy and best practice to identify potential environmental policy and program gaps.

The following recommendation was made by the Environment Committee and will be going to Council for final approval:

Council will direct Staff to liaise with Environment Committee members to develop focus group stakeholder engagement around environmental objectives of the Official Community Plan.
Section 7 c

October 7, 2020 Special Environment Committee Meeting – agenda, documents and video

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