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St. John's Adopts Climate Plan



The St. John's City council has voted unanimously in favour of adopting the City's Corporate Plan.


The plan aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by the year 2030 and a stretch target of 50 percent by 2030 from 2018 emissions.


Achieve net-zero by 2050 at the latest. Net zero means reaching an overall balance between emissions produced and emissions taken out of the atmosphere.


The plan provides a management framework that aims to implement 4.2 percent annual reduction in emissions. If St. John’s achieves the implementation of this path, it may reach Net-Zero as early as 2045.


Examples of strategies include further adoption of renewable energy systems and electrification, a corporate green standard for new buildings, energy efficiency, reduction of corporate waste, as well as a corporate carbon budget to support decision making.


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