Up to half of Canada's GHG emissions are under the direct or indirect control or influence of local governments. The RDN and its municipal partners recognize climate change can be addressed locally if municipal governments work together to reduce their emissions through responsible energy management.
The RDN and its member municipalities have voluntarily embraced developing climate change and energy plans for their respective operations and the region-wide community. These initiatives reflect an integrated approach to environmental protection and sustainability. They emphasize the linkages and coordination of regional and municipal services and the role of local governments in reducing GHG emissions through: