Legislative Review for the City of Calgary’s Community GHG Implementation Stratgey
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November 24th, 2015
Environmental Law Centre
Legislative Review for the City of Calgary’s Community GHG Implementation Strategy
In order to enable the implementation of its Calgary Community GHG Reduction Plan, the City of Calgary has commissioned this legislative review of several proposed programs which are designed to reduce GHG emissions.
These programs include innovative financing and funding programs, building regulation programs and waste reduction programs.
This report examines the manner in which current provincial legislation either enables or creates barriers to the proposed implementation of municipal GHG reduction programs. In particular, this report identifies which proposed GHG reduction programs are currently allowed, have uncertain authority or are expressly disallowed by governing legislation.
Following from this analysis, this report provides recommendations for legislative reform to enable implementation of municipal GHG reduction programs. As well, the report identifies existing funding and financing powers in current legislation that might be used to support such programs.