Environment and climate change
We need to ensure that the Region's services and assets can withstand the effect of extreme weather events as well as continuing the shift to greater resource recovery.
Actions we’re taking
In 2019, Peel Region declared a climate emergency and unanimously approved a Climate Change Master Plan.
Through proactive planning, investment and adaptive management, Peel Region aims to:
- Reduce corporate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 45% below 2010 levels by 2030.
- Better prepare services, operations, and infrastructure to handle the impact of increased extreme weather.
Municipalities are at the front line responding to increased impacts, but without more funding they can’t adapt.
To address this, we’re seeking greater coordination across all levels of government, while continuing to advocate for sustained funding from the provincial and federal governments.
Through these combined efforts, Peel Region will:
- Emerge as a leader in reducing GHG emissions.
- Ensure that regional services, operations and infrastructure are resilient to the impacts of climate change.
- Realize its vision of a Community for Life, in which everyone enjoys a sense of belonging and has access to the services and opportunities they need to thrive throughout each stage of their lives.