Climate Change

Verdant treed hillside shrouded in mistThe global community is facing tremendous challenges as our planet warms and climate patterns begin to shift. This rings true for the local community as well, where already people have begun to notice change in the weather we experience. There is a large consensus that there is still room for action on climate change, though the window of time in which to act is becoming increasingly narrow. To date, there has been little direct action taken in the community to address the possible challenges that may be encountered locally in the face of a continued warming trend. Fortunately, the Greater Peterborough Area has positioned itself well for action through the creation of its Sustainability Plan, within which actions across all eleven themes will help the community with mitigation and adaptation measures.

Our Goal:

We will reduce our contributions to climate change while increasing our ability to adapt to climate change conditions.

 Strategic Directions:

  • Prepare to respond and adapt to changing conditions associated with climate change.
  • Develop broad public acceptance of efforts to mitigate climate change.
  • 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.

Further details on the Climate Change Theme Area can be found in this section of the Sustainable Peterborough Plan.  Numerous initiatives are being actioned through the Climate Change working group.

Reports Associated with the Climate Change Theme Area

Community Partners’ Sustainable Activities pertaining to Climate Change