City of Burlington among municipalities recognized for Climate Action Plan efforts

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Published February 23, 2021 at 3:18 pm

The City of Burlington is being recognized for its Climate Action Plan efforts.

The city is among twenty-five municipalities across Canada that have completed a pilot focusing on local climate action.

Burlington was selected to join the first Showcase Cities cohort, led by the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) Canada, back in August 2019 and received free support to achieve climate action at a local level.

Through this pilot project, the City of Burlington advanced climate action objectives, which include technical support, training, exclusive networking opportunities and access to tools and resources.

The City has been recognized as a leader in local climate action by participating in this pilot.

Additionally, it has been awarded the Mitigation Badge for setting its greenhouse gas emissions reduction target as well as the completion of the Climate Action Plan.

In 2019, the City of Burlington declared a Climate Change Emergency.

In April 2020, a Climate Action Plan was endorsed by City Council, with a focus on mitigating greenhouse gases (GHGs) and reducing energy consumption with a goal in its Strategic Plan to work towards being a net carbon-neutral community.

“This is great news for our City. Council is committed to local climate action and encouraging our community to do everything we can to mitigate the negative effects of climate change,” said Mayor Marianne Meed Ward.

“The next few years are a tipping point for us all in ensuring a healthy and safe tomorrow for our future generations.”

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