Climate Action Plan

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The City of Burlington has declared a Climate Emergency. At the Dec. 2nd Committee of the Whole meeting, staff presented report CW-20-19 and the draft Climate Action Plan. The plan includes seven key program areas to help the community transition away from the use of fossil fuels, particularly for buildings and transportation including:

  • Low carbon building guidelines (for new buildings)
  • Deep home energy retrofit program (for existing buildings)
  • Renewable energy cooperative
  • Integrated mobility
  • Electric mobility and equipment
  • Waste
  • Industrial processes


The final plan will be presented to the Environment, Infrastructure and Community Services meeting on March 9, 2020.

The City of Burlington has declared a Climate Emergency. At the Dec. 2nd Committee of the Whole meeting, staff presented report CW-20-19 and the draft Climate Action Plan. The plan includes seven key program areas to help the community transition away from the use of fossil fuels, particularly for buildings and transportation including:

  • Low carbon building guidelines (for new buildings)
  • Deep home energy retrofit program (for existing buildings)
  • Renewable energy cooperative
  • Integrated mobility
  • Electric mobility and equipment
  • Waste
  • Industrial processes


The final plan will be presented to the Environment, Infrastructure and Community Services meeting on March 9, 2020.

Part 1

Actions that focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions or climate change mitigation.

We can all make a difference in the decisions we make, whether it’s how we get around the city, the vehicles we purchase and improving the energy efficiency of our homes and businesses.

Part 2

Community resiliency, commonly known as climate change adaptation. The city is already implementing adaptation initiatives; the plan will recognize the ongoing actions and identify gaps for consideration.

Read what the City of Burlington is doing to take action on climate change.