Following a substantial community effort and many years, Whistler has an updated Official Community Plan and Vision (OCP) that sets the course for the community into the future. Whistler Council adopted the OCP at its meeting June 23, 2020. The new vision and OCP builds on Whistler 2020, Whistler’s previous guiding policy document. Work is underway to align existing community performance indicators with the new vision and OCP. Updated 2019 data will be available in summer 2020.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Annual greenhouse gas emission releases in 2018 realized the first statistical since 2013, with levels at 125,711 tonnes of CO2e. The annual decrease in GHG emissions levels is not enough to keep the community on-track to meet its targeted performance emissions levels for the year 2020. Despite the small reduction in 2018, emissions from transportation activities still make up 56% ( the majority ) of all emission sources.
Why monitor this
Scientists agree that greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) are contributing to global climate change. This changing climate will impact Whistler's local economy, community life, visitor experience and the local natural environment. Climate change and GHG emissions are global and local issues that require solutions at all levels of government. Reducing Whistler's GHG emissions is critical to the long-term sustainability of our community.
What this measures
Total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions results include the GHGs emitted from generating the electricity we use, the energy we use to generate heat, transportation energy for the larger fleets of vehicles in Whistler, intra-community transportation energy as well emissions resulting from Whistler's landfilled waste.