Community Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan

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The Oshawa community is invited to provide input on the draft Community Greenhouse Gas (G.H.G.) Reduction Plan (the “Draft Plan”) that will help the City of Oshawa achieve its G.H.G. emission reduction target.

The Draft Plan is in response to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Partners for Climate Protection (P.C.P.) program and considers feedback received from the community in 2019.

Community members are invited to provide input on the Draft Plan by completing a feedback form online on Connect Oshawa. Community members who prefer to complete the feedback form in another format are asked to call Service Oshawa at 905-436-3311 during regular business hours to complete the feedback questions over the phone.

The P.C.P. program consists of five milestones that will assist local governments across Canada in reducing both corporate and community G.H.G. emissions:

  1. create a G.H.G. emissions inventory and forecast;
  2. set an emissions reductions target;
  3. develop a local action plan;
  4. implement the local action plan; and,
  5. monitor progress and report results.

The City has completed all five milestones of the P.C.P. program for its corporate plan and continues to monitor its progress. The completion of the Community G.H.G. Reduction Plan would satisfy milestone three of the P.C.P. program requirements for community plans.

Once finalized, the Community G.H.G. Reduction Plan will identify specific actions and opportunities that will contribute to efforts to reduce community G.H.G. emissions in Oshawa, while integrating existing initiatives and collaborating with neighbourhood and industry leaders. It will also seek to advance strategies that are consistent with Regional and Provincial environmental plans, and provide a positive example for the community.

Feedback will be received until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 9 and will be considered in a future report to the Development Services Committee.

The Oshawa community is invited to provide input on the draft Community Greenhouse Gas (G.H.G.) Reduction Plan (the “Draft Plan”) that will help the City of Oshawa achieve its G.H.G. emission reduction target.

The Draft Plan is in response to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Partners for Climate Protection (P.C.P.) program and considers feedback received from the community in 2019.

Community members are invited to provide input on the Draft Plan by completing a feedback form online on Connect Oshawa. Community members who prefer to complete the feedback form in another format are asked to call Service Oshawa at 905-436-3311 during regular business hours to complete the feedback questions over the phone.

The P.C.P. program consists of five milestones that will assist local governments across Canada in reducing both corporate and community G.H.G. emissions:

  1. create a G.H.G. emissions inventory and forecast;
  2. set an emissions reductions target;
  3. develop a local action plan;
  4. implement the local action plan; and,
  5. monitor progress and report results.

The City has completed all five milestones of the P.C.P. program for its corporate plan and continues to monitor its progress. The completion of the Community G.H.G. Reduction Plan would satisfy milestone three of the P.C.P. program requirements for community plans.

Once finalized, the Community G.H.G. Reduction Plan will identify specific actions and opportunities that will contribute to efforts to reduce community G.H.G. emissions in Oshawa, while integrating existing initiatives and collaborating with neighbourhood and industry leaders. It will also seek to advance strategies that are consistent with Regional and Provincial environmental plans, and provide a positive example for the community.

Feedback will be received until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 9 and will be considered in a future report to the Development Services Committee.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    What will the impact of the Plan be?

    4 months ago

    Milestone 5 of the P.C.P. Program is to monitor progress and report results. This will help the City determine whether the initiatives are effective and whether our G.H.G. reduction targets will be met. The Community G.H.G. Reduction Plan will act as a living document that will help Oshawa reduce community G.H.G. emissions.   


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    How will the Plan be implemented?

    4 months ago

    Milestone 4 of the P.C.P. Program is to implement a local action plan. When implementing the Plan, the City will provide all required documents to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, as well as:

    • Integrate the Plan into existing plans and policies
    • Create a clear implementation schedule
    • Monitor and communicate progress
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    How did the City set its G.H.G. reduction targets?

    4 months ago

    Milestone 2 of the P.C.P. Program is to set an emissions reduction target. The City of Oshawa set its G.H.G. reduction targets to align with those established by the Region of Durham. These are:

    • 5% reduction by 2015 from 2007 baseline
    • 20% reduction by 2020 from 2007 baseline
    • 80% reduction by 2050 from 2007 baseline
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    What is the difference between corporate and community G.H.G. emissions?

    4 months ago

    Corporate G.H.G. emissions are those caused by city operations, including city-owned facilities, municipal vehicle fleet and streetlights; whereas community G.H.G. emissions are those caused by the community operations such as residential and commercial buildings, vehicles and waste to landfill.

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    Why is the City developing a Community G.H.G. Reduction Plan?

    4 months ago

    In 2009, the City of Oshawa became a member of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Partners for Climate Protection (P.C.P.) Program, which challenges municipalities to develop and implement a G.H.G. Reduction Plan for both corporate and community emissions. The P.C.P. Program is a five-step milestone framework, including:

    • Milestone 1: create a baseline emissions inventory and forecast
    • Milestone 2: set emissions reduction targets
    • Milestone 3: develop a Local Action Plan
    • Milestone 4: implement the Local Action Plan
    • Milestone 5: monitor progress and report results

    The City of Oshawa has achieved milestones 1 and 2 for the Community Plan. The development of the Community G.H.G. Reduction Plan would satisfy the requirements of milestone 3, and allow the City to take further actions on climate change.