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File #: AR-19-293    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agenda Reports Status: Withdrawn
File created: 6/24/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 8/12/2019 Final action:
Title: C-EUS-01 Environmental Sustainability Policy Presented by: Christian Benson, Manager Environment, Utilities & Environment Department
Attachments: 1. C-EUS-01 Environmental Sustainability Policy RED LINED version July 15 2019, 2. C-EUS-01 Environmental Sustainability Policy FINAL July 15 2019
TAMRMS#: B09

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C-EUS-01 Environmental Sustainability Policy
Presented by: Christian Benson, Manager Environment, Utilities & Environment Department


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RECOMMENDATION:
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That the Governance, Priorities and Finance Committee recommend to Council that revised policy C-EUS-01, provided as an attachment to the August 12th, 2019 Agenda Report entitled “C-EUS-01 Environmental Sustainability Policy”, be approved.


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PURPOSE OF REPORT
To present proposed revisions to C-EUS-01 Environmental Sustainability Policy


ALIGNMENT TO COUNCIL STRATEGIC PRIORITY
Strategic Priority #6: Environmental Stewardship: Explore innovative environmental and conservation opportunities.
· 6.1 Explore integrated green utilities to reduce carbon footprint, reduce servicing costs and generate revenue.
· 6.2 Review and update existing environmental master plans (e.g., Red Willow Trail).
· 6.3 Investigate net zero residential development.
· A.5.1 Adverse Weather Resiliency - Assess and benchmark existing internal policies and standards to best practices to assess corporate risks and impacts.


ALIGNMENT TO SERVICE DELIVERY
Service Name: Environmental Strategy and Policy Development
Service Definition: In partnership with related agencies, environmental strategies, policies and actions are developed to protect the environment.
Service Component: Not applicable
Current Service Level: Not applicable
ALIGNMENT TO COUNCIL DIRECTION OR MANDATORY STATUTORY PROVISION
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BACKGROUND AND DISCUSSION
The Environmental Sustainability Policy was originally developed in 2003 with a focus on environmental compliance and avoidance of pollution. Since the development of the original policy, it has been periodically updated (2009 & 2015) to incorporate more environmental stewardship, community targets and ecologically focused objectives.

The most recent revision recommendations to the Environmental Sustainability Policy include the addition of definitions for climate mitigation,...

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