Climate Action Plan

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The City of Burlington has declared a Climate Emergency and on April 20, 2020 a community-based Climate Action Plan was approved at Council.

The plan includes seven key program areas to help the community transition away from the use of fossil fuels, particularly for buildings and transportation.

Related projects and policies include the Integrated Mobility Plan*; the Electric Mobility Strategy*; the Home Energy Efficiency Retrofit Program (HERO)*; the Sustainable Buildings and Development Guidelines; and Renewable Energy best practices research*.

(* means project is under development)


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

The City of Burlington has declared a Climate Emergency and on April 20, 2020 a community-based Climate Action Plan was approved at Council.

The plan includes seven key program areas to help the community transition away from the use of fossil fuels, particularly for buildings and transportation.

Related projects and policies include the Integrated Mobility Plan*; the Electric Mobility Strategy*; the Home Energy Efficiency Retrofit Program (HERO)*; the Sustainable Buildings and Development Guidelines; and Renewable Energy best practices research*.

(* means project is under development)


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

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    I'm all for this, logistically speaking though, where will the funding come from? What kind of tax increase can we expect?

    khammertown asked over 2 years ago



    Thank you for your comment and question. 

    The implementation of the Climate Action Plan will involve the development of long term strategies to support climate action, which is complex and can involve many different entities and partnerships with community stakeholder organizations such as community groups, utilities, school boards and businesses. Staff will look at opportunities to leverage existing funding with external sources of funding to implement projects.  At this point these is no plan to increase the tax rate to pay for climate action however some municipalities have done that to implement a climate reserve fund such as the city of Peterborough.




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    When will municipal charging stations open in the North End of Burlington ? I just bought an electric car this week, and I am disappointed to see that they are all in the south.

    farmgirl19 asked over 2 years ago

    Congratulations on purchasing a new electric vehicle and reducing your carbon footprint. 

    The city is looking at options to expand EV charging stations to some of its satellite recreational facilities although there isn't a timeline for you at this point.  Please stay in touch and thank you for your question.



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