Open for Input: Neighbourhood Climate Action Plan

Updated: March 4, 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).

Share your feedback on the goals, targets, and actions that will define our pathway to a net-zero, climate resilient community.  NCAP covers the following climate action areas:  

  • New Construction & Existing Buildings  
  • Transportation & Mobility  
  • Waste, Materials and Consumables  
  • Ecology  
  • Climate Emergency Preparedness  
  • Neighbourhood Infrastructure  

We want to know; did we get it right? Are we missing anything? And what support do you need to make changes in your daily life to take climate action?  

Tell us what you think

Complete the survey for a chance to win one of five $50 Save-On-Foods gift cards! (link will be available on March 5th)

Attend a workshop to take a closer look at NCAP and participate in a facilitated discussion on the draft plan and climate action in UBC’s neighbourhoods. 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
  • Monday, March 11th at CIRS (BC Hydro Theatre) from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Register online

Join a Community Conversations (details TBC) 

Here are some other ways to get involved: 

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  
  • Monday, March 11th 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. 

Next Steps

Feedback from this engagement will inform the final draft plan before it is presented to UBC’s Board of Governors for approval in June 2024. Once approved, NCAP will guide any amended and future neighbourhood plans, shaping how UBC’s Land Use Plan is implemented, as well as other initiatives like transportation and zero waste planning.  

The final NCAP will include an implementation plan with detailed actions, timelines and responsibilities. As with any climate action plan, NCAP will adapt and evolve to ensure we are taking advantage of all opportunities including new technical advancements and government policies.   

Learn More about NCAP

With the increased frequency of intense climate events, there is a renewed and urgent focus on climate action, as outlined in UBC’s Climate Emergency Response. In 2021, UBC launched Climate Action Plan 2030, which charts a course to reach net zero emissions for the academic campus. NCAP will do the same for residential neighbourhoods as well as plan for adaptation to our already changing climate.  

NCAP will be informed by and will inform the following sustainability plans and policies:

Climate Projections for UBC
  • Mean Temperatures

    Sources: ClimateData.ca, Climate Atlas of Canada, IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in aChanging Climate, and Computerized Tool for the Development of Intensity-Duration-Frequency Curvesunder Climate Change Version 6.0 .

    THIS INFOGRAPHIC WAS CREATED BY ICLEI CANADA.
  • Temperatures Extremes

    Sources: ClimateData.ca, Climate Atlas of Canada, IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in aChanging Climate, and Computerized Tool for the Development of Intensity-Duration-Frequency Curvesunder Climate Change Version 6.0 .

    THIS INFOGRAPHIC WAS CREATED BY ICLEI CANADA.
  • Growing Seasons and wildfires

    Sources: ClimateData.ca, Climate Atlas of Canada, IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in aChanging Climate, and Computerized Tool for the Development of Intensity-Duration-Frequency Curvesunder Climate Change Version 6.0 .

    THIS INFOGRAPHIC WAS CREATED BY ICLEI CANADA.
  • Mean Precipitation

    Sources: ClimateData.ca, Climate Atlas of Canada, IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in aChanging Climate, and Computerized Tool for the Development of Intensity-Duration-Frequency Curvesunder Climate Change Version 6.0 .

    THIS INFOGRAPHIC WAS CREATED BY ICLEI CANADA.
  • Precipitation Events

    Sources: ClimateData.ca, Climate Atlas of Canada, IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in aChanging Climate, and Computerized Tool for the Development of Intensity-Duration-Frequency Curvesunder Climate Change Version 6.0 .

    THIS INFOGRAPHIC WAS CREATED BY ICLEI CANADA.
  • Sea Level Rise

    Sources: ClimateData.ca, Climate Atlas of Canada, IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in aChanging Climate, and Computerized Tool for the Development of Intensity-Duration-Frequency Curvesunder Climate Change Version 6.0 .

    THIS INFOGRAPHIC WAS CREATED BY ICLEI CANADA.

Past Engagement for NCAP 

Pre-engagement 
On June 26th, 2023, C+CP and the UNA co-hosted a community workshop for neighbourhood residents. The feedback obtained during the workshop alongside targeted workshops in each of the climate action areas with UBC and UNA staff, faculty and external subject-matters experts informed the NCAP emerging directions. 

Download this PDF to learn more about what we heard during this workshop 

Emerging Directions Community Engagement
Community engagement for NCAP’s emerging directions took place between October 17th and November 3rd, 2023, resulting in over 800 engagement touchpoints. This feedback was used to further refine the targets and actions in the draft NCAP. 

Download this PDF to learn more about what we heard during this engagement 

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