The Regional Municipality of Peel Commits to Advance the Green Economy and Improve the Air Through Partnership
October 26, 2012 Brampton – Peel Region, along with 26 other municipalities across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), took part in the Clean Air Council’s Green Economy Summit at Toronto City Hall and committed to actions to improve air quality and climate change by signing the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Intergovernmental Declaration on Clean Air and Climate Change.
The Green Economy Summit brought together politicians, municipal representatives and businesses to discuss opportunities to advance the green economy in the GTA and report on progress of past declarations.
A green economy has the potential to enhance the environment and improve health by creating industries and products that produce less emissions. “A green economy in Peel can help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) and air emissions while achieving economic growth and protecting public health. It’s a win, win, win” said Jim Tovey, Peel Regional Councillor who signed the Declaration on behalf of the Region of Peel.
“Peel is well-situated to promote the green economy through its leadership in programs such as investments in energy conservation technologies; state-of-the-art water plant development; development of air quality monitoring and modelling programs; implementation of it’s climate change strategy; waste reduction technology and community planning that incorporates mixed use and active transportation,” said Councillor Patti Foley. “We are already planning programs and managing services smarter.”
For more information on the Clean Air Council, please visit www.cleanairpartnership.org/gta_clean_air_council.
The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than one million residents in the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the Town of Caledon.