Funding for a Municipal Climate Change Action Centre
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