On March 11 2021, Dufferin County Council adopted the Dufferin Climate Action Plan, a strategy for the community to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and build resilience to the current and future impacts of climate change.
Designed with community well-being at the forefront, the Dufferin Climate Action Plan is anticipated to generate many social, cultural, environmental, and economic benefits in the County. Input provided by the Dufferin County Climate Change Collaborative and Dufferin residents, who participated in a series of engagement initiatives throughout 2020, informed the creation of the Plan and its guiding vision.
The Plan features 34 key actions under 6 Focus Areas: On the Move, In Our Buildings, For Our Land, Planning Our County, In Our Bins, and Empowering Our Community.
With the adoption of the Dufferin Climate Action Plan, the County moves through Milestone 3 of the Partner’s for Climate Protection Program, as part of a network of 350+ municipalities across Canada. Moving ahead to implementation Dufferin County will establish regular 5-year Plan updates, in addition to an annual report card, to reflect on progress, set next steps, and ensure that climate planning continues to align with community priorities.
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