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Adapt to and Mitigate the Effects of Climate Change

Area of Focus: Thriving

Outcome:

  1. Reduced incidents of sewer back-ups during severe weather events caused by surcharge of the sanitary system
  2. Decreased corporate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

Measurement:

  1. % reduction in inflow & infiltration into wastewater system (in 10 target areas)
  2. % reduction in surcharge (in 10 target areas)
  3. Amount of corporate Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions

Importance

Increasing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has resulted in changing weather patterns causing extreme weather events such as flooding and droughts. There is increasing evidence about the impact of climate change on communities, ecosystems, economies and infrastructure. The Region of Peel is committed to understanding and addressing climate change impacts and challenges for Peel Region including reducing our own corporate GHG emissions and sewer backs-ups during severe weather events.

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

iii) Amount of Corporate Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions (in Total Tonnes of Carbon Dioxide equivalent (tCO2e

Source: Office of Climate Change and Energy Management, Corporate Services, Region of Peel

2016 Progress