The City of Kingston is seeking input from the community on the draft Climate Leadership Plan Summary Report, the City’s response to the climate emergency representing its roadmap to achieving carbon neutrality.
Outlining actions the City must take to cut emissions and enhance the resiliency of its infrastructure and ecosystems, the plan was developed over two years in close consultation with subject matter experts, community partners and residents.
“This plan will guide our response to this emergency that causes changing climate conditions and extreme weather, which are becoming more common and more costly,” said Mayor Bryan Paterson. “Your input will help the City refine the plan to ensure it’s as effective and reflective of your vision for our city’s future.”
The draft Climate Leadership Plan Summary Report online will be posted to GetInvolved.CityofKingston.ca on September 22 when residents can review the draft and provide feedback via an open survey.
The Report and associated brief questionnaire online are also available by mail to those who call 613-546-0000.
On Sept. 29, the City will be hosting a virtual engagement session where the project team will provide an overview of the Climate Leadership Plan, collect input on key action areas, and take questions from attendees.
Community members can meet project team members in person on Saturday, October 2 and Thursday, October 7 in Springer Market Square starting at 9am. Staff will answer questions, assist in completing the open questionnaire, and discuss ways the City is working to become carbon neutral.
“In Kingston, we have an opportunity to demonstrate real leadership on climate change” said Paterson. “By doing so, we will improve our community’s resilience and sustainability, and set an example for others to follow.”
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