That the Committee recommend that Council adopt the following resolution:
Whereas: Climate change creates risks to our economic, social and physical environments.
Whereas: The overwhelming scientific consensus is that human activities are causing climate
Whereas: A response to climate change will consist of mitigation and adaptation.
Whereas: Mitigation of climate change will necessarily include a transition to a low carbon society.
Whereas: The transition to a low carbon society could effect the economic and social environments negatively for a period of time, and those negative effects on the lives of citizens must be minimized.
Whereas: Adaptation to climate change will involve the ‘hardening’ of public assets
Whereas: The Town of Ladysmith exists to provide: good government; services, laws and other matters for the benefit of the community; stewardship of public assets AND to foster the economic, social, and environmental well being of the community.
Therefore Be It Resolved That:
* The Town of Ladysmith acknowledges the emergent risks posed by climate change to our
economic, social and physical environments. And further, the Town of Ladysmith has adopted and will continue to adopt plans, bylaws, policies and spending that: facilitate the smoothest possible socio-economic transition to a low carbon community; mitigate the carbon footprint of the Town and its citizens; and adapt/build public assets to withstand and/or overcome the effects of climate change.