Climate Leadership Plan

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The City of Kingston wants your input on the draft Climate Leadership Plan Summary Report. This action-filled document is the City’s response to the climate emergency and acts as its roadmap to achieving carbon neutrality.

This plan is one of the first like it in Canada, combining actions to mitigate and adapt to the changing climate. It was built through engagement with the community, City staff, and leading experts. This Fall, it will be sent to members of Council for their review. If approved, the City will begin to implement the actions immediately. First, we need your feedback!

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The City of Kingston wants your input on the draft Climate Leadership Plan Summary Report. This action-filled document is the City’s response to the climate emergency and acts as its roadmap to achieving carbon neutrality.

This plan is one of the first like it in Canada, combining actions to mitigate and adapt to the changing climate. It was built through engagement with the community, City staff, and leading experts. This Fall, it will be sent to members of Council for their review. If approved, the City will begin to implement the actions immediately. First, we need your feedback!

Get Involved!

  • Help validate the core elements of the Plan, such as the objectives and key actions.
  • Provide insight on how to promote the Plan and leverage community partnerships to ensure long-term implementation.
  • Review the draft Climate Leadership Plan Summary Report.
  • Attend a Virtual Open House on Sept. 29 at 6 p.m.
  • Complete the Draft Climate Leadership Plan Survey by 4 p.m. on Oct. 13.

About the Climate Leadership Plan

This plan builds off of previous climate work completed by the City in collaboration with the community, such as the Climate Action Plan (2014). In 2019, the City of Kingston became the first city in Ontario to declare a climate emergency, requiring an urgent response. The Climate Leadership Plan outlines objectives and actions for the City and community to become carbon neutral by 2040.

Goals of the Climate Leadership Plan

  • Define a clear path to reach corporate and community carbon neutrality.
  • Engage the most influential local stakeholders who can make the biggest GHG reductions.
  • Identify climate risks and adaptation priorities.
  • Consider solutions that stimulate economic development and prosperity.
  • Tell Me More - Climate Change

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    In this episode of Tell Me More: The City of Kingston Podcast, host Rob Hosier sits down with Julie Salter-Keane, Manager of the City’s Climate Leadership Division, to talk about why municipalities are perfectly positioned to take innovative steps to address the climate emergency—and inspire others to follow their lead.

    We learn about why the City of Kingston is aggressively moving towards a net-zero future, the plan that will get us there—and ways residents can take climate action!

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