Neighbourhood Climate Action Plan Community Engagement

Updated: February 21, 2024
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NCAP
From March 5th to March 22nd, the campus community is invited to share their thoughts on the draft Neighbourhood Climate Action Plan (NCAP).

How you can get involved

Tell us what you think of the draft Neighbourhood Climate Action Plan. Did we get it right? Are we missing anything? And what support do you need to make changes in your daily life? Here’s how you can have your say:

Complete the survey 

  • (link will be available on March 5th)

Attend a workshop to take a closer look at NCAP and take part in a facilitated discussion where we'll ask for feedback from the community. Lunch/dinner and childcare will be provided. Registration is required. Workshops will be held on: 

  • Saturday, March 9th at Wesbrook Community Centre (Social Room) from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Register online
  • Wednesday, March 13th at CIRS (BC Hydro Theatre) from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Register online

Drop by one of our open houses to learn more about NCAP. Open houses will be held on: 

  • Saturday, March 9th at Wesbrook Community Centre from 11:30am to 1:00pm 
  • Wednesday, March 13th in the CIRS Atrium from 4:00pm to 5:30pm 

Join us on a Walking Tour in Wesbrook Place where we’ll highlight current and future strategies being pursued through NCAP to accelerate greenhouse gas emissions reductions. Registration is required:

Let's have a Coffee Chat! We want to hear your perspective on making climate action in the neighbourhoods more inclusive and equitable, so if you are unable to attend a workshop or if you'd prefer a more intimate conversation we would love to take you out for coffee! Conversations will not be disclosed nor referenced due to privacy considerations. Please reach out to madeleine.zammar@ubc.ca if you are interested. 

UBC's NCAP is our pathway to a net-zero, climate resilient community.  

NCAP will provide policy directions, targets and actions in key climate areas including buildings, transportation and mobility, waste and materials, neighbourhood infrastructure, ecology, and climate emergency preparedness, with specific considerations to meet the unique conditions and needs of the university neighbourhoods.

Visit the NCAP information page to learn more. 

NCAP covers UBC’s existing neighbourhoods: Hampton Place, Hawthorn Place, Wesbrook Place, Chancellor Place, East Campus, as well as the future Stadium and Acadia neighbourhoods: 

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Map showing the UBC neighbourhoods which include Wesbrook Place, Hampton Place, Hawthrone Place, Chancellor Place, East Campus, residential buildings along University Boulevard, and the upcoming Stadium & Acadia neighbourhoods.

The final Plan will include short, medium, and long-term actions with interim targets to achieve our overarching goals for GHG emissions reductions and climate resiliency. NCAP will grow and change with time as implementation and emerging thinking evolves.  

NCAP will ensure any future growth planned through Campus Vision 2050 remains consistent with our commitments to sustainability. NCAP will also be informed by and will inform the following sustainability plans and policies:

NCAP is being developed with engagement with the University Neighbourhoods Association, the neighbourhood community, and UBC Properties Trust.  

Process/Timeline

Spring 2023
Preliminary Terms of Reference
Spring 2023

Preliminary Terms of Reference

This includes technical scoping, goal and target setting with key stakeholders.

Summer 2023
Targeted Engagement
Summer 2023

Targeted Engagement

Engagement with key stakeholders and community members. 

Fall 2023
Public Engagement
Fall 2023

Public Engagement

Engagement in the neighborhoods on emerging directions.

Early 2024
Public Engagement
Early 2024

Public Engagement

Engagement in the neighborhoods on the draft NCAP.

Spring 2024
UBC Board of Governors approval
Spring 2024

UBC Board of Governors approval

Draft NCAP goes to UBC Board of Governors for approval.

Summer 2024
Launch NCAP
Summer 2024

Launch NCAP

NCAP is implemented in the campus neighborhoods. 

Engagement Reports & Materials

Download engagement reports and public materials.

Stay Connected

Sign up for the C+CP Newsletter to stay informed on the Neighborhood Climate Action Plan, along with regular updates on campus planning, transportation, and sustainability.

Contact 

Kerry Shaw 
Senior Neighbourhood Climate Action Planner 
kerry.shaw@ubc.ca

Ralph Wells 
Community Climate and Energy Manager 
ralph.wells@ubc.ca

Madeleine Zammar 
Engagement Manager
madeleine.zammar@ubc.ca