Brampton City Council Releases New Plan To Tackle Climate Emergency

Published September 3, 2019 at 3:46 pm

The City of Brampton has officially released its Energy and Emissions Management Plan 2019-2024: A Zero Carbon Transition. 

The City of Brampton has officially released its Energy and Emissions Management Plan 2019-2024: A Zero Carbon Transition. 

The plan aims to achieve a zero-carbon transition for the city’s new and existing corporate facilities by focusing on minimizing emissions intensity, minimizing energy intensity and maximizing cost recovery. 

“Brampton City Council has declared a climate emergency, joining 35 other municipalities in our quest for a sustainable future. The Energy and Emissions Management Plan 2019-2024 is a major driver towards our goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated in Brampton by 80% by 2050,” says Regional Councillor and Chair of Community Services Rowena Santos.

Brampton has adopted the provincial and federal greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets of 30 per cent and 80 per cent for 2030 and 2050, respectively, using a 2010 baseline. The city has set an interim target of 20 per cent GHG emissions reduction by 2024 following the Paris Agreement.

“We make it a priority to reduce our carbon footprint through projects that are geared towards sustainability. The Energy and Emissions Management Plan 2019-2024 not only aligns with provincial and federal emission targets – it plants the seeds for a cleaner, greener future for our community,” says Mayor Patrick Brown. 

According to the city, they have recovered a total of $5.8 million in costs through energy conservation, renewable energy, third-party funding, energy procurement and water rebates between 2014 to 2019. In the last five years, the city also implemented more than 13 renewable energy projects at its facilities and performed 50 energy conservation projects. 

To read the Energy and Emissions Management Plan, click here.

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