New MC3 Case Synopsis Released: Victoria

Submitted by robertgnewell on 6 March 2013

A new Meeting the Climate Change Challenge (MC3) case study synopsis has been released, featuring the City of Victoria.

The City of Victoria is a community of 78,000 people located on the Southern tip of Vancouver Island, and serves as the metropolitan core for British Columbia’s Capital Region District (CRD) (the CRD holds a total population of approximately 345,000). The City is a signatory of the provincial Climate Action Charter, which commits the City to being carbon neutral in its own operations by 2012. Victoria has taken on the provincial target of reducing greenhouse gases to 33% less than the levels of 2007 by 2020 through a community-driven energy and emissions plan. An aging citizen population and aged infrastructure, combined with the economic downturn, reinforced the need for anticipatory planning in order to minimize potential costs and risks arising from climate and energy uncertainty.

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