GEOG 316: Environment Strategy

Electric vehicle charging station, Photo courtesy of City of North Vancouver

How might we incorporate an equity and health lens into the upcoming Environment Strategy?

Term: Spring 2021
Department: Geography
Course: GEOG 316 (Climate Change: From Science to Sustainability)
Instructor: Cheryl Schreader
Staff contact: Bo Ocampo, Larisa Lensink, Caroline Jackson (City of North Vancouver)

Students will review action areas of the new Environment Strategy and research / develop ideas on how to address health and equity considerations and impacts when pursuing these actions. The CNV Environment team has identified two areas of focus for students to choose from:

  • Electric Vehicle adoption: next steps for supporting EV charging in the network and at new buildings
  • Climate Change Adaptation Plan review: e.g. adapting to sea level rise, urban heat island, vulnerable populations…

City Strategy and Goal Area:

  • Council Strategic Plan
    • A Liveable City leads the way in climate action and acts as a steward of the environment for future generations.
      • Develop and adopt a new Climate and Environment Strategy that includes a pathway to net-zero buildings by 2050
  • Official Community Plan
    • Goal 4.3: Engage the community to promote more sustainable behaviours.
      • 4.3.6 Engage with residents, businesses, and the wider community in fostering a resilient City, well adapted to future climate changes.