11/01/2010

AMO Climate Change Position Paper.
The Province has committed to a significant climate change action plan and municipalities will play an important role in Ontario’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. While there are numerous initiatives underway among Ontario municipalities, there is currently a lack of coordinated action. AMO recommends the Province establish a demonstration community program. Under this proposal, grants would be awarded to interested municipalities who developed the most innovative plans to integrate a series of measures aimed at greenhouse gas reduction and climate change adaptation.

The program would generate new approaches to integrated climate change management and develop valuable expertise in the participating municipalities across Ontario. These developments would increase capacity in the municipal sector which would be drawn upon in subsequent years to help the Province reach its climate change goals.