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.

  • Final Plan presented to Council on March 9th.

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    3 months ago

    The City of Burlington declared a Climate Emergency early in 2019 and directed staff to complete a Climate Action Plan. Following a community engagement process and the modelling of energy and community data, a draft Climate Action Plan was presented by staff at the Dec. 2nd Committee of the Whole meeting. The draft plan was made available during December and January for public review and feedback. The final plan is being presented to the Environment, Infrastructure & Community Services Committee on March 9th - read the report and the Action Plan. The plan includes seven key program areas to...

    The City of Burlington declared a Climate Emergency early in 2019 and directed staff to complete a Climate Action Plan. Following a community engagement process and the modelling of energy and community data, a draft Climate Action Plan was presented by staff at the Dec. 2nd Committee of the Whole meeting. The draft plan was made available during December and January for public review and feedback. The final plan is being presented to the Environment, Infrastructure & Community Services Committee on March 9th - read the report and the 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

    If you would like to speak to Council about this report, you may register to delegate – you have until Friday, Mar. 6th at 12:00 noon to register.


  • Draft Climate Action Plan to go to Committee of Council December 2, 2019

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    6 months ago

    Thanks to everyone that provided input into the development of the Climate Action Plan to help Burlington achieve its goal to become a net carbon neutral community.

    Key program areas in the draft plan include:

    • Low carbon new buildings
    • Deep energy retrofits for existing buildings
    • Renewable energy
    • Integrated mobility
    • Electric mobility and equipment
    • Waste reduction
    • Industry processes

    Read the report

    If you'd like to speak to Council about this report, you may register to delegate - you have until Friday, Nov. 29th at 12:00 noon to register.




    Thanks to everyone that provided input into the development of the Climate Action Plan to help Burlington achieve its goal to become a net carbon neutral community.

    Key program areas in the draft plan include:

    • Low carbon new buildings
    • Deep energy retrofits for existing buildings
    • Renewable energy
    • Integrated mobility
    • Electric mobility and equipment
    • Waste reduction
    • Industry processes

    Read the report

    If you'd like to speak to Council about this report, you may register to delegate - you have until Friday, Nov. 29th at 12:00 noon to register.