Climate Change

View across a local river at the top of a set of radips with mixed coniferous forest in the backgroundThe Climate Change Working Group’s purpose is to work towards the Climate Change goals, strategic direction and priority actions outlined in Sustainable Peterborough, namely:

  • Goal: We will reduce our contributions to climate change while increasing our ability to adapt to climate change conditions.
  • Strategic Direction: Reduce and offset greenhouse gas emissions produced within our community.
  • Priority Action: Become active members in the Partners for Climate Protection Program (PCP) to establish a baseline of greenhouse gas emissions with a corresponding plan for achieving a set target in emissions reductions.

Specifically, the Climate Change Working Group has agreed to work towards the following objective, based on the five areas of focus:

  • Objective: advance and collaborate on climate change actions.
    1. Raise awareness and capacity in the community on the impacts of climate change and potential actions across the Greater Peterborough Area;
    2. Mitigation: through the PCP program, identify and address local sources of GHG emissions by developing local GHG inventories, setting GHG reduction targets, developing and carrying out local climate change action plans;
    3. Adaptation: prepare and implement a regional Climate Change Adaptation Plan;
    4. Corporate Climate Change: commit to reducing greenhouse gas emissions while enhancing organizational and institutional and act on climate change; and
    5. Community Climate Change: increase awareness, knowledge, personal, and community action and commitment to reducing GHG locally and regionally, while improving community and personal resiliency.

Chairperson: Dr. Stephen Hill, Trent University Professor ()

Climate Change Working Group Terms of Reference

Reports and Presentations 

EBR submission from City of Peterborough for Cap and Trade – April 7, 2016

AMO Submission to ON Govt on Bill172 – April 2016

Cap and Trade Info Sheet

Climate Change Working Group Position Paper on Ontario’s Climate Change Discussion Paper

Greater Peterborough Area Climate Changing Scoping Document, prepared for the Climate Change Working Group

Lessons Learned for Public Health Adaptation to Extreme Precipitation and Flooding in the Context of Climate Change – report by Karen Morrison, Ph.D.

Climate Change Communication (by Margo Perun)

GPA Climate Change Action Plan – Presentation by LURA Consulting, June 25, 2015

GPA Climate Change Action Plan – Presentation by LURA Consulting, January 15, 2015

GPA Climate Change Action Plan – Presentation by LURA Consulting, November 21, 2014

LURA Consulting Handout – November 21, 2014

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes – April 23, 2015

Meeting Minutes – Feb 26 2015

Meeting Minutes – Jan 16, 2015

Meeting Minutes – November 21, 2014

Meeting Notes – Aug 8, 2013

Meeting Minutes – April 29. 2013

Meeting Minutes – December 17, 2012

Meeting Minutes – November 13, 2012

Meeting Minutes – October 17, 2012

Meeting Minutes – July 20, 2012

Meeting Minutes – April 18, 2012