News Release: October 25, 2019
Region of Peel declares climate change emergency
Oct. 24, 2019 (Brampton, ON) – Peel Regional Council has declared a climate emergency. A climate emergency declaration is a statement that Regional Council sees the changing climate as a threat to how the Region operates and how its residents live. It is also a commitment to take actions that will help the Region adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change.
Commitments in the declaration include:
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions to the 2030 target identified in the Climate Change Master Plan in support of further reductions by 2050 as laid out by previous Council commitments
- Achieve Council’s commitment to address climate change and align with the common call for urgent action by municipalities locally, nationally and internationally
- Share the Climate Change Master Plan with Environment Canada and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks and the Peel Climate Change Partnership
- Staff be directed to advocate to all levels of government for opportunities that support strategic alignment and cost sharing of the Climate Change Master plan’s actions
The climate emergency was declared as Regional council approved the Climate Change Master Plan. The motion was brought forward by Councillor Santos and seconded by Councillor Innis. The motion passed unanimously. By declaring a climate emergency, the Region joins a global movement of over 1100 jurisdictions in 22 countries who have already made declarations.
Media ContactsAndrea Wiseman
Region of Peel
905-791-7800 ext. 4487
About Peel's transition
The Ontario government announced the dissolution of Peel Region and the establishment of a Transition Board (TB) as part of Bill 112. The Transition Board was appointed to provide recommendations to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing on a range of restructuring matters related to the dissolution of Peel Region to make Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon independent municipalities by January 1, 2025.
To learn about the Transition Board, how it will make these recommendations, and to provide feedback to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, visit Ontario's Peel Region Transition Board website.
During our transition, Peel remains committed to providing services to residents and businesses. For information about our transition, visit Peel's transition website.
About Peel Region
Peel Region works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 200,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.