Our city has opted in as a leader in the fight against climate change, by engaging in an intensive global pilot program.
Last Thursday Mayor Patrick Brown declared that Brampton has joined the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM). Brampton is one of 25 municipalities in Canada, and 9,200 cities around the world participating in this initiative.
During the pilot, the city will receive intensive support to help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
This initiative will help the city achieve its target established in June 2019, of reducing GHGs by 80 per cent by 2050, as part Brampton’s commitment to being a Green City. Locally, the city has established a Community Energy Emissions Plan in partnership with Sheridan College to help reach this target.
“Cities are leading the way to low-carbon solutions,” Mayor Brown said during the announcement, “from building retrofits to green transit fleets.”
“We’re building momentum in Brampton to make a real impact on our own carbon footprint,” added City Councillor Doug Whillans, “and also make an impact as a municipal leader in sustainability.”
Other Green City targets include Brampton growing its public transit network, producing cleaner more reliable energy, having more energy efficient homes and buildings, and more home and business retrofits.
For more information, check out the city’s announcement.