Resilient St. John's Climate Plan

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Climate change is the biggest challenge of our generation. It is a sustainability cornerstone issue that needs to be addressed to achieve sustainable development and ensure that our efforts for long-term recovery are not undermined by the risks that climate change presents. The Resilient St. John’s Climate Plan focuses on this sustainability issue by addressing energy and climate change impacts.

The plan identifies a 30-year strategy, with specific actions for the upcoming years to reduce our community's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while re-enforcing efforts to stabilize energy costs by supporting energy efficiency. It will also provide strategies to further prepare the City to address the challenges and opportunities presented by the impacts from climate change.


The Resilient St. John's Community Climate Plan's evidence-based and stakeholder-driven development process to-date includes:

  • Public and stakeholder engagement to understand priorities and concerns - What-We-Heard.
  • Development and adoption by City Council of the Corporate Climate Plan to address the City's operations energy use GHGs.
  • A holistic community model to understand energy and GHG emission from our community as a whole currently, and for both a business-as-usual (BAP) and the low-carbon (LC) future captured in this plan.
  • A financial analysis of both scenarios to ensure that its implementation results in a positive and equitable benefit to our economy, savings to residents' energy related costs, creation of jobs, and a positive return-on-investment for our community as a whole.
  • A stakeholder-driven strategic risk assessment to identify the ongoing and projected impacts to our community from climate change and plan to adapt.

The City encourages you to review the proposed actions to Mitigate our GHG contribution to climate change and Adapt to its impacts on our community, and have your say by:

  • Participating through the engagement tools below.
  • Attending the upcoming Virtual Public Session December 2 at 7 pm - Signup
  • Providing a letter of support if you or your organization would like to show your commitment to climate action. Please submit signed letters of support to efausto@stjohns.ca(External link).

Climate change is the biggest challenge of our generation. It is a sustainability cornerstone issue that needs to be addressed to achieve sustainable development and ensure that our efforts for long-term recovery are not undermined by the risks that climate change presents. The Resilient St. John’s Climate Plan focuses on this sustainability issue by addressing energy and climate change impacts.

The plan identifies a 30-year strategy, with specific actions for the upcoming years to reduce our community's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while re-enforcing efforts to stabilize energy costs by supporting energy efficiency. It will also provide strategies to further prepare the City to address the challenges and opportunities presented by the impacts from climate change.


The Resilient St. John's Community Climate Plan's evidence-based and stakeholder-driven development process to-date includes:

  • Public and stakeholder engagement to understand priorities and concerns - What-We-Heard.
  • Development and adoption by City Council of the Corporate Climate Plan to address the City's operations energy use GHGs.
  • A holistic community model to understand energy and GHG emission from our community as a whole currently, and for both a business-as-usual (BAP) and the low-carbon (LC) future captured in this plan.
  • A financial analysis of both scenarios to ensure that its implementation results in a positive and equitable benefit to our economy, savings to residents' energy related costs, creation of jobs, and a positive return-on-investment for our community as a whole.
  • A stakeholder-driven strategic risk assessment to identify the ongoing and projected impacts to our community from climate change and plan to adapt.

The City encourages you to review the proposed actions to Mitigate our GHG contribution to climate change and Adapt to its impacts on our community, and have your say by:

  • Participating through the engagement tools below.
  • Attending the upcoming Virtual Public Session December 2 at 7 pm - Signup
  • Providing a letter of support if you or your organization would like to show your commitment to climate action. Please submit signed letters of support to efausto@stjohns.ca(External link).
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Map Hazards You Have Seen/Experienced

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Click on the map and place a pin (drag and drop) with your thoughts about hazards in specific locations of the city.

Climate change is the biggest challenge of our generation. It is a sustainability cornerstone issue that needs to be addressed to ensure that other sustainability development outcomes and our long-term recovery are not undermined by the risks that climate change presents. 

Use the mapping tool to share your experience with climate hazards and how you have seen changes happening in our community.

What hazards are most closely related to climate change?

  • Flooding
  • Forest Fires
  • Wind (changes in wind and/or wind damage)
  • Erosion (coastal and river bank erosion)
  • Storm Surge (flooding or other damage)
  • Invasive Species (new or changes to existing)
  • Ice (changes in coastal and pond ice quantity and/or quality)
  • Drought
  • Ecosystem Changes (other ecosystem changes)

Learn more about these Hazards and how they link to Climate Change Here.

CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded.