City of Mississauga declares a Climate Emergency

3 months ago

The City of Mississauga has joined a growing number of Canadian municipalities who are taking action on climate change. On June 19, City Council passed a motion declaring a climate emergency in Mississauga.

“Mississauga is working to become climate change leaders, and we’re proud to be reaffirming our commitment by joining cities across the country in declaring a climate emergency.” - Mayor Bonnie Crombie

In September 2017, the City also joined the Global Covenant of Mayors the largest international coalition of its kind. Established by the United Nations in 2008, it seeks to demonstrate the global impact cities are making to transition to a low carbon and climate resilient economy.

“Through the development of our Climate Change Action plan, Mississauga is identifying actions to achieve ambitious greenhouse gas emission reductions by 2050,” said Jodi Robillos, Director, Parks, Forestry and Environment. “Our plan looks at climate change influencers like using electricity over natural gas for heat, low emission mobility options including hybrid-electric buses and electric vehicles and producing more renewable energy.”

The City’s Climate Change Action Plan is set to go Council for final approval this fall. You can read the full press release here.