City of Burlington recognized for Climate Action Plan efforts

The City of Burlington is among twenty-five municipalities across Canada that successfully completed an intensive pilot focusing on local climate action.

In August 2019, Burlington was selected to join the first Showcase Cities cohort led by the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) Canada. As a member of this network, the City received free support to spur climate action at a local level.

Municipalities are on the front lines of climate change, and through this pilot project which included technical support, training, exclusive networking opportunities and access to tools and resources, the City of Burlington advanced our ambitious climate action objectives.

By participating in this pilot, the City has been recognized as a leader on local climate action both nationally and internationally and has been awarded the Mitigation Badge for setting its greenhouse gas emissions reduction target and completion of the Climate Action Plan.

About Climate Action in Burlington

The City of Burlington declared a Climate Change Emergency in 2019.

In April 2020, the City followed with a Climate Action Plan that was endorsed by City Council. The Climate Action Plan represents the first phase for Burlington, with a focus on mitigating greenhouse gases (GHGs) and reducing energy consumption. The City has set a goal in its Strategic Plan to work towards being a net carbon-neutral community.

Climate Adaptation Plan

Another goal in the Strategic Plan is to develop and implement a climate adaptation plan. The City will now focus on developing a plan on climate adaptation, identifying ways for Burlington to improve its resiliency and adapt to the changing climate.

Learn more at burlington.ca/environment.

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