Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time. We have already experienced the impacts of climate change with increased flooding, ice storms and some of the hottest summers on record, but we are taking action! Together with my colleagues on Council, we recently approved the City’s Climate Change Action Plan. It contains ambitious yet practical steps that will help us combat climate change over the next 10 years.
The plan has two main goals – 1. Reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 80 per cent by 2050 with the long-term goal of becoming a net-zero community; and 2. Increase resilience and the capacity of the city to withstand and respond to current and future climate events
In total, the Plan contains 21 key actions that are grouped under five ‘action pathways’:
- Buildings and Clean Energy
- Resilient and Green Infrastructure
- Accelerating Discovery and Innovation
- Low-Emissions Mobility
- Engagement and Partnerhips