Climate Leadership Plan

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Help shape the Climate Leadership Plan. This plan will provide strategic guidance for how the City can achieve carbon neutrality no later than 2040, with similar goals for the community.

Residents and business owners are invited and empowered to be part of this work by completing a brief survey. Responses will help the City’s Project Team understand how the community can take climate action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and how the City can support these efforts.

Through the survey, we will learn about:

  • the types of climate action you are most interested in directly participating within Kingston;
  • barriers

climate leadership banner


Help shape the Climate Leadership Plan. This plan will provide strategic guidance for how the City can achieve carbon neutrality no later than 2040, with similar goals for the community.

Residents and business owners are invited and empowered to be part of this work by completing a brief survey. Responses will help the City’s Project Team understand how the community can take climate action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and how the City can support these efforts.

Through the survey, we will learn about:

  • the types of climate action you are most interested in directly participating within Kingston;
  • barriers you may currently face with reducing your carbon footprint at home, work and on the road;
  • the types of programs that would provide the support you need; and
  • you will also have an opportunity to submit general feedback and tell us where you think the City should focus its climate action efforts to achieve the greatest impact.

Goals of the Climate Leadership Plan

  1. Define a clear path to reach corporate and community carbon neutrality.
  2. Engage the most influential local stakeholders who can make the biggest GHG reductions.
  3. Identify climate risks and adaptation priorities.
  4. Consider solutions that stimulate economic development and prosperity.
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Impacts of climate change

6 months

Where are you seeing the impacts of climate change? Use the mapping tool to let us know where you’ve witnessed the impacts of climate change. Sharing your experience is easy, simply drop a pin on the map to identify a general area that you think is under risk or has experienced climate impacts. 

What is a climate impact? 

Please review the Climate Adaptation Information Package [link] to learn more. 

How to use the Interactive Map

Please drop a pin on the map, provide a comment, share a photo (if you like) and tell us what specific impact you’ve experienced or observed and why it is important. Your suggestions will help inform the development of a climate adaptation vulnerability and risk assessment for the City of Kingston.  

To help guide you, here are some examples of what each pin can be used for: 

  • Heat Waves – where have you experienced extreme heat conditions and how has this impacted you (e.g. cost to cool my home has increased, or this park requires more shade and is too hot for my family to enjoy in summer)?
  • Flooding – where have you experienced or seen flooding (e.g. my basement during the summer, the waterfront, a specific road in the City or surrounding area)? 
  • Storm Events – what areas experience storm events, what impacts occurred (e.g. high winds and rain, erosion of a riverbank, damage to property or the environment, a broken water main in a specific area of the City, power outages)?
  • Changing Winter Conditions – what areas have faced extreme cold conditions (e.g. ice storms, or damages roads due to wear and tear over the winter)?
  • Forest Fire or Droughts – where have crops and plant life been impacted by drought or fire? 
  • Other – what else have you experienced? Have we missed any Kingston locations that are being impacted by Climate Hazards?