New strategy for climate change, energy and green economy (closed)
This engagement is now closed. It ran from 2018-10-25 to 2018-12-17.
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Results at a glance
- We held public meetings in 14 communities;
- 287 people participated in the meetings;
- There were youth-specific events in 5 communities;
- 44 youth participated;
- 481 surveys were completed online or at meetings;
- 25 stakeholder groups participated through one-on-one meetings or submitted comments.
Participants told us that all three elements of the integrated strategy – climate change, energy and green economy – are important. A common response from participants was that it is time to take action. Many participants expressed a desire for bold leadership by governments across Yukon. Participants provided many ideas on ways to take action on climate change, energy and a green economy.
With input from the first round of public engagement, we are working with Yukon First Nations, transboundary Indigenous groups and Yukon municipalities to develop a draft climate change, energy and green economy strategy.
You will then get an opportunity to review the draft strategy during a second round of public engagement. We expect this engagement to take place in fall 2019.
What was this engagement about?
The Government of Yukon, Yukon First Nations, transboundary Indigenous groups and local municipalities are working to update the way we address climate change, energy and building a green economy.
We are developing a new strategy that will make our communities more resilient, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and plan for Yukon’s energy needs and economic future.
We asked Yukoners about their priorities on addressing climate change, meeting our energy needs, and developing a green economy.
A news release announced the public engagement process. In Whitehorse, we held a kickoff event at the Canada Games Centre to raise awareness of the public engagement and encourage people to complete the online survey.
EngageYukon.ca, social media, newspaper, radio, and TV ads, community posters and direct outreach through phone and letters were all used to inform the public and stakeholders of the engagement.
How will my input make a difference?
We will use your input along with expert knowledge to develop a draft strategy.