Updated: June 1, 2023
The Neighborhood Climate Action Plan (NCAP) will put us on an accelerated pathway to net zero emissions while increasing our resilience to the effects of climate change in the university neighborhoods on the Vancouver campus.
This works builds on the Community Energy and Emissions Plan (CEEP), which was developed in 2013 and has guided climate action initiatives in residential neighborhoods.
NCAP will provide policy directions, targets and actions in key climate action areas including buildings, transportation, waste and materials, neighbourhood infrastructure, ecology, and climate emergency preparedness, with specific considerations to meet the unique conditions and needs of the university neighbourhoods.
NCAP will be developed with engagement with the University Neighbourhoods Association, the neighbourhood community, and UBC Properties Trust.
Planning for the future
As the university plans for growth through Campus Vision 2050 and 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. NCAP will support this by identifying a roadmap to net zero emissions, guided by the climate mitigation and adaptation strategies outlined in Campus Vision 2050.
The Neighborhood Climate Action Plan will be informed by the following plans and policies:
UBC’s Climate Action Plan 2030
The UBC Climate Action 2030 puts the university on an accelerated path to reach net zero emissions for academic campus operations.
Green Building Action Plan
The Green Building Action Plan provides the guidelines to ensure the design and construction of new buildings, renovations and retrofits achieve high levels of performance that advance the campus toward a net positive vision. This includes ensuring that the Residential Environmental Assessment Program (REAP) is regularly updated to help meet UBC’s climate action commitments.
Neighbourhood Low Carbon Energy Strategy
The Neighbourhood Low Carbon Energy Strategy identifies the approach for low carbon energy supply and building performance targets for new neighbourhood construction.
Community Energy and Emissions Plan
The Community Energy and Emissions Plan is the current climate action plan for UBC neighbourhoods which is focused on reducing GHG emissions.
Campus Vision 2050
Campus Vision 2050 serves as inspiration and a guide for updating the Land Use Plan, future Neighbourhood Plans and other implementation plans and policies.
Preliminary Terms of Reference
This includes technical scoping, goal and target setting with key stakeholders.
Engagement with key stakeholders and community members.
Engagement in the neighborhoods on emerging directions.
Engagement in the neighborhoods on the draft NCAP.
UBC Board of Governors approval
Draft NCAP goes to UBC Board of Governors for approval.
NCAP is implemented in the campus neighborhoods.
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Senior Neighbourhood Climate Action Planner
Community Climate and Energy Manager
Engagement Manager, Campus and Community Planning