Community Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan

Consultation has concluded

The Oshawa community is invited to provide input on a Community Greenhouse Gas (G.H.G.) Reduction Plan (the Plan) that will help reduce total G.H.G. emissions from community sources.

The 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.

Have your say

Community members can review background information, ask questions and/or provide input:

  • In-person by attending a:
    • Staffed community engagement table on Wednesday, March 20 between 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. outside of the C-Wing Committee Room at City Hall (50 Centre St. S.); and,
    • Public Workshop on Thursday, March 21 between 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. in City Hall’s C-Wing Committee Room (50 Centre St. S.) where they can learn more about the Plan and P.C.P. program during a presentation from 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and afterwards help identify top priorities, actions and opportunities as well as guiding principles.
  • Online on Connect Oshawa – review the formal presentation, ask questions, provide feedback on the objectives and help identify actions and opportunities.
  • On paper at Service Oshawa (50 Centre St. S.) – review key messages from the presentation, provide feedback on the objectives and help identify actions and opportunities.

Feedback will be received until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 5 and considered in the development of the draft Community G.H.G. Reduction Plan that will be presented to Development Services Committee and Council in 2019. After approval by Council, the draft will be available for public review and comment.

The Oshawa community is invited to provide input on a Community Greenhouse Gas (G.H.G.) Reduction Plan (the Plan) that will help reduce total G.H.G. emissions from community sources.

The 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.

Have your say

Community members can review background information, ask questions and/or provide input:

  • In-person by attending a:
    • Staffed community engagement table on Wednesday, March 20 between 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. outside of the C-Wing Committee Room at City Hall (50 Centre St. S.); and,
    • Public Workshop on Thursday, March 21 between 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. in City Hall’s C-Wing Committee Room (50 Centre St. S.) where they can learn more about the Plan and P.C.P. program during a presentation from 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and afterwards help identify top priorities, actions and opportunities as well as guiding principles.
  • Online on Connect Oshawa – review the formal presentation, ask questions, provide feedback on the objectives and help identify actions and opportunities.
  • On paper at Service Oshawa (50 Centre St. S.) – review key messages from the presentation, provide feedback on the objectives and help identify actions and opportunities.

Feedback will be received until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 5 and considered in the development of the draft Community G.H.G. Reduction Plan that will be presented to Development Services Committee and Council in 2019. After approval by Council, the draft will be available for public review and comment.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • Why is the City developing a Community Greenhouse Gas 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 Greenhouse Gas (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. 

  • What is the difference between corporate and community greenhouse gas 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.

  • How did the City set its greenhouse gas 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

  • 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

  • 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.