Community Advisory Group Created for Energy & Sustainability Framework
The City of Regina has formally established a Community Advisory Group to help guide development of Regina’s Energy & Sustainability Framework (ESF).
"This marks an exciting next step in our development of the Energy & Sustainability Framework,” says Community Advisory Group co-chair Councillor Shanon Zachidniak. “The Community Advisory Group will play a very important role in ensuring that Regina’s plan to become a renewable city by 2050 is informed by the community and input from key stakeholders.”
The City extended invitations earlier this year to more than 60 organizations to seek interest in being participants. The Community Advisory Group includes members from more than 25 organizations representing environmental and sustainable energy advocacy, economic development, business, industry, education, labour unions, social and well-being groups and the Indigenous community.
“As we pursue renewable energy options and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to achieve a sustainable, net-zero community, extensive and meaningful public engagement is crucial to understand the impact these changes will have on the community and how best to ensure an effective and equitable transition,” adds Zachidniak.
The group will be consulted regularly throughout the development of the ESF and will provide feedback on the recommendations in the Framework report before it is considered by City Council in late 2021.
On Thursday, April 29 at 12 p.m., residents are encouraged to view a virtual presentation by the Sustainability Solutions Group. The ESF consultant firm will outline the research, technical work and engagement that will be conducted to complete Regina’s community-wide energy use and greenhouse gas emissions inventory, as well as the emissions reduction targets, scenarios and policy choices the city will need to make to be renewable by 2050.
The presentation will be held via Teams Live. Join the event using this link. It will also be recorded and made available for later viewing.
Visit beheard.regina.ca to stay up to date and participate in online activities related to the Energy & Sustainability Framework.