Climate Leadership Plan

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Download the Climate Leadership Plan Summary Report


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

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Download the Climate Leadership Plan Summary Report


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.
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The City needs your help refining the draft Climate Leadership Plan. Please review the draft Climate Leadership Plan Summary Report and then complete the short survey. Your input will help guide our way to carbon neutrality!

    Responses will be reviewed by the project team and will help shape the Climate Leadership Plan.

    This survey is divided into four main sections:

    • Core Plan features
    • Opportunities and barriers to implementation
    • Additional feedback
    • About you

    Time to complete the survey: 15 minutes.

    Survey closes: October 13 at 4 p.m.

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    This survey will require 10-15 minutes to complete. It is divided into three sections. 

    • Section 1 -  Emission Reductions by Sector
    • Section 2 -  Climate Action Priorities
    • Section 3 – Tell Us About Yourself

    Survey closes: March 16 at 4 p.m.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    This survey will require 10-15 minutes to complete. It is divided into three sections. 

    • Section 1 -  Emission Reductions by Sector
    • Section 2 -  Climate Action Priorities
    • Section 3 – Tell Us About Yourself

    Survey closes: March 16 at 4 p.m.


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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Complete this survey to help the City better understand how climate change is affecting our community today and in the future. A summary of future climate projections for Kingston can be found in the Climate Change Adaption Primer.

    This survey has 21 questions and will take about 10 - 15 minutes to finish.

    Survey closes: Nov. 4, 2020 at 4 p.m.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Help shape the vision that is guiding work on the Climate Leadership Plan. This vision was developed by the community, and outlined in the Climate Action Plan in 2014

    Does it need to be updated? Tell us. 

    Survey closes: Nov. 4, 2020 at 4 p.m.

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