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Adapt to and Mitigate the Effects of Climate Change

Importance

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing our global society. There is clear evidence that human induced climate change is having an increasingly negative impact on the environmental, economic and social conditions of our communities.

Thinking about how we plan our communities while managing the impacts of climate change is important as we transition to a low carbon and resilient community. The Region of Peel is committed to leadership and action on this important societal issue, as concrete actions to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change will lead to a sustainable community for future generations.

During the current Term of Council, the Region of Peel was focused on reducing our Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions to 10% below 1990 levels and reducing the likelihood of sewer back-ups during severe weather events.

Outcome 1

Reduced incidents of sewer back-ups during severe weather events caused by surcharge of the sanitary system.

Measurement:

In 2017 we:

Outcome 2

Decreased corporate GHG emissions (10% below 1990 levels).

Measurement: Per cent reduction in the amount of Corporate GHG emissions

In 2017 we: