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Community Task Forces

Since Monday September 21st over 100 representatives from community organizations and other stakeholders have been meeting to shape the Climate Action Plan. Find out more about the Task Forces in this section

Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories Posted!

After eight months of data collection and number crunching, we’ve completed building an inventory of greenhouse gas emissions for the Greater Peterborough Area. A unique report has been produced for each of the twelve local levels of government located within the Greater Peterborough Area. Each report provides two separate GHG inventories and forecasts: one for municipal corporate operations and one for community sources. See the GHG inventories in this section.

About CCAP

Sustainable Peterborough is developing a Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) for the Greater Peterborough Area to reduce local contributions to climate change and prepare the community for present and future changes.

The CCAP will contain goals, actions and emission targets that fit with and address the needs of each local municipality and First Nation with an overarching goal to:

  • Reduce our greenhouse gas emissions;
  • Reduce the use of fossil fuels;
  • Lower our energy consumption; and
  • Adapt to our changing climate.

For additional information about the project, please refer to the Climate Change Action Plan Background page.

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For more information please contact:
Melanie Kawalec
Sustainability Manager, City of Peterborough
t. 705-742-7777 ext. 1441

The image illustrates the 3 phases of the CCAP project, as described in the text below.

Development of the Climate Change Action Plan was initiated in late 2014 and is expected to completed by August 2017. It is being developed over three main phases. Phase 1 (March – September 2015) will focus on mobilizing the community to engage in a conversation on climate change and will include completion of baseline GHG emissions and forecasts and establishments of GHG reduction targets. Phase 2 (October 2015 – February 2016) will focus on identifying and prioritizing actions and result in action plans. Phase 3 (March – September 2016) will involve development of an implementation and monitoring strategy. Preparation of final documentation and approval by each local municipality and First Nation is expected by August 2017.