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

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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 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.

Do you have questions about the Climate Leadership Plan? Please ask them below. 

Note: Comments are moderated, and staff will not respond to questions that do not adhere to the City’s Guidelines for Public Participation or that are unrelated to this work.

Q&A

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    What is the city doing to reduce carbon, which is a known cause of climate change?

    Tara Kainer asked 6 months ago

    Thank you for this question! The City of Kingston is implementing a number of initiatives to lower its GHG emissions towards its target of carbon neutrality by 2040 or earlier. Examples of these initiatives include the following:

    • Adding electric vehicles to the fleet to replace older vehicles that use fossil fuels such as gasoline and diesel;
    • Constructing new buildings to high energy performance standards to minimize emissions, such as the Kingston East Community Centre, which will emit about 85 per cent less emissions than if the building did not include the optional renewable energy and advanced efficiency measures;
    • Retrofitting existing City facilities to reduce use of natural gas and improve efficiency of equipment and systems using electricity; and,
    • Improving wastewater treatment plants and processing of bio solids and organic waste to reduce emissions of methane. 


    More initiatives currently underway can be viewed here