Climate Action Plan progress report

An update report on the Climate Action Plan is going to the Environment, Infrastructure and Community Services Committee on September 15, 2022.

The purpose of this report is to provide an update on the progress of the implementation of the Climate Action Plan, providing a pathway to reduce community based greenhouse gas emissions to meet the target for Burlington to be net carbon neutral by 2050.

The related climate adaptation plan, Climate Resilient Burlington: A Plan for Adapting to Our Warmer, Wetter and Wilder Weather, was approved by Council in July (EICS-12- 22). Prior to this, staff presented the draft Climate Resilient Burlington plan in May (EICS-02-22), which was made available on for public review and feedback. Burlington’s climate projections report was presented in March 2021 (EICS-03-21).

An update on the City’s Corporate Energy and Emissions Management Plan (EICS-06- 22) was presented in June, highlighting the progress to date on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from City operations (buildings and fleet) showing community leadership. The City has a target for its operations to be net carbon neutral by 2040.

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