Did you know Prince George was one of the first municipalities in Canada to develop a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy in 2009? And that, in 2011, we were one of the first five municipalities in the country to complete the Partners for Climate Protection five-step Milestone Framework? Our Downtown Renewable Energy System is also one of very few municipally-run renewable energy systems in the country.
Although climate change may feel like a problem of the future, we're already experiencing its impacts. Climate change has been attributed to growing wildfire risks, increased forest pest infestations, more rain-on-snow events, and increased salt use on our roads.