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Guelph, Ontario

Climate Change Crisis Emergency Environmental

“In pursuit of net zero carbon, the motion also asks council to modify the existing interim 2030 target. The new target will see Guelph reduce emissions by 63% over the next 8 years, which translates to Guelph’s fair share of the global 50% reduction in emissions required to stay on track and keep warming to 1.5°C.”  The motion was passed 2021-Dec-06.  Details.

“The Low Carbon Transition Strategy establishes the necessary actions to achieving the target set out in the Climate Change Emergency Declaration of May 6, 2019 to achieve net-zero carbon by 2030.”  “As of 2023, all new buildings to be net-zero ready”.  (i.e. essentially a natural gas hookup ban).  Details.

Halton Hills, ON

Climate Change Crisis Emergency Environmental

C40 Cities

“700+ cities in 53 countries now committed to halve emissions by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050”.

C40 has 96 member cities
Making up more than 20% of the global economy
Directly representing 582+ million residents.

“The Ithaca Green New Deal has two huge goals

    • Achieve carbon-neutrality community-wide by 2030
    • Ensure benefits are shared among all local communities to reduce historical social and economic inequities”