Fredericton: Climate Change Action Timeline
Started raising intersections
Between 2000 and 2011, sections of three roads were raised to minimize closures during flood events.
Introduced attenuation ponds
Between 2005 and 2009 2 attenuation ponds were completed and a draining diversion was created to mitigate flood impacts.
Hybrid Vehicle Pilot
The City leased three hybrid vehicles as a pilot to monitor decrease in energy use, and thus greenhouse gas emissions.
Launched GHG reduction strategy
The City of Fredericton launched corporate and community greenhouse gas reduction strategies and targets through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Partner for Climate Protection program.
Climate Change Action Team
A Climate Change Action Team, made up of staff from different departments, was assembled to focus on climate risks and opportunities for mitigation and adaptation. This was relaunched in 2018 as an Environmental Leadership Team with a broader focus.
Kyoto commitment in Municipal Plan
The City of Fredericton made a commitment to the Kyoto Protocol (reducing greenhouse gases) a part of the official City Plan.
Annual GHG reduction and environment report introduced
An annual report was introduced to track environmental initiatives undertaken by all City departments and staff and to track results.
Guidelines for stormwater infrastructure
The City released “Guidelines for Stormwater Infrastructure in the City of Fredericton,” a document that provides guidance to designers on stormwater drainage systems that provide an appropriate level of service while protecting the environment.
Corporate emissions down 17% over 2005 levels
The City of Fredericton met its FCM Partners for Climate Protection goal by achieve all five corporate milestones and reducing corporate emissions by 17% over four years by taking several measures to reduce energy use and optimize operations for efficiency.
Community emissions down by 14% per capita
The City met its FCM Partners for Climate Protection community goal, in part by implementing a well-rounded and highly visible public campaign through Green Matters.
Started Climate Change Adaptation Plan
Working towards heavy equipment being more efficient
The City changed its heavy equipment engine specifications to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 Interim compliant.
Electric vehicle purchase
The City purchased its first electric vehicle as part of its fleet.