Sustainable Peterborough has developed a Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) for the Greater Peterborough Area. The Climate Change team is currently transitioning from planning to implementation.

 For more information on the implementation process continue checking this page for updates. 

Climate Adaptation Changemakers Project

Recent events in the Greater Peterborough Area, including flooding, ice storms, and other occurrences of extreme weather over the past several decades, have highlighted the need to be prepared for ongoing challenges. The Adaptation Changemakers project, a project of ICLEI Canada, has been designed to assist municipalities in understanding community climate impacts and developing plans to address priority risks. The City of Peterborough was selected to represent localized projections that will allow for further exploration of climate change impacts within the City and will better illuminate the realities that all Canadians will face in our changing climate. 

Collaborative Implementation Group (CIG) Projects

In partnership with ICLEI Canada, the Greater Peterborough Area (including City of Peterborough, County of Peterborough, and townships Douro-Dummer, Havelock-Belmont-Methuen, and Selwyn) participated in the Collaborative Implementation Groups (CIG) project. This project targeted municipalities throughout the Great Lakes watershed to identify and implement an adaptation initiative in their community over the period of one year (January 2017 – December 2017). Participants came together at various stages to share experiences, challenges, and opportunities on such items as measuring progress through indicators, project financing, budgeting, scheduling, evaluation, monitoring, and reporting. For more information on the individual projects please click on the corresponding image below.



























Planet Protector Academy

The Planet Protector Academy is an innovative digital-led classroom experience that teaches students about important environmental issues and empowers them to lead change in their families. As part of the Keep Cool Programming, Grade 2 to 6 students become apprentice Planet Protectors and go home on superhero missions to change their families’ energy and transportation habits. Parents report through their children’s Mission Books on the change in their family’s behaviour resulting from the program. 

For more information on the 2017/ 2018 results please see the final report

For more information on the 2018/2019 results please see the final report

CCAP Training Session for Municipal Staff and Politicians 

On Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 at the Bridgenorth Community Hall in Selwyn Township we held a training session for all 12 of our municipal partners, extending an invitation to all politicians, staff departments, and community working group members. 

The session included a brief presentation outlining the best-practices and progress made and incentive programs available to municipalities, as well as presentations delivered by our leading partners such as: a roof-top solar pilot on an ambulance in the fleet of the Peterborough-County-City Paramedics, RealIce Technology installed at the Ennismore Arena, and the decision to install a variable frequency drive on motors and pumps at both water and wastewater treatment facilities in Havelock-Belmont-Methuen to name a few. 

To view each presentation click each video below.

CCAP Community Sector Project Profiles

We will continue to populate our database and dashboard and need your help to do so. To get involved please tell us what you are doing to reduce climate change in our community by filling out the CCAP Project Profiles Community Sector form, and sending it via email to