Resolutions

Funding for a Municipal Climate Change Action Centre

Year: 2020

Resolution

Whereas SUMA members passed a resolution in 2017, stating their intent to assume a leadership role in adopting carbon-reduction strategies; and

Whereas the Government of Saskatchewan has adopted the Prairie Resilience climate change strategy, which states numerous targets, including the adoption of more renewable sources for power generation; and

Whereas the Government of Saskatchewan still has many targets that have not been met in Prairie Resilience; and

Whereas municipalities could play an important role in helping the Government of Saskatchewan meet those targets; and

Whereas a Municipal Climate Changes Action Centre, funded by the province and administered by SUMA could provide funding for small municipal projects related to carbon reduction and climate change resilience;

Therefore be it resolved that the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association advocate the Minister of the Environment to fund the development of a Municipal Climate Change Action Centre to provide grant funding for municipalities and work cooperatively with SUMA and SARM to see it implemented.

ACTS AFFECTED: TBD.       REGION/SECTOR AFFECTED: ALL      2020-07

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