Care for the local environment, respond to climate change and prepare Guelph for a net-zero-carbon future.
2021: Results are not available for 2021 at this time. Data will not be available until 2024 following the completion of the Climate Change Adaptation Plan.
2020: No data.
The Climate Change Adaptation Plan (CCAP) is still in the planning stage of the project.
The City has an inventory of Natural Assets and a plan in place to complete the updating of the inventory and condition assessment of Built Assets.
The scope of the CCAP is to deliver recommendations on CCAP actions which will then outline the KPI target for climate change risk.
Following the CCAP completion, a full year of implementation will be required to yield results for this KPI.
2021: Data for 2021 will not be available until mid-year 2022.
Results have improved by 8.5% since the development of this target in 2018.
2021: Data will not be available until Q2 2022.
2020: 894,309 tonnes of CO2 equivalent.
Results have improved by 16.6% since the development of this target in 2018; The community greenhouse gas emissions inventory covers emissions taking place within the City boundary and emissions from use of grid-supplied energy and is guided by the Global Protocol for Community-scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories standard.
Upon further review and additional planning, the Sustainability City Master Plan will be initiated following the completion of the Climate Change Adaptation Plan to sequentially build on existing research and align recommendations. Upcoming Strategic Plan reporting will no longer include updates to this strategic initiative until it is initiated.
As per Council direction, staff will report back on the resources and possible funding strategies to meet new ‘fair share’ interim targets as determined by the climate target methodologies of the Cities Race to Zero. This is in keeping with the end target date of 2050 or sooner and will be presented for consideration prior to the 2023 budget.
In December 2021, the Province of Ontario approved the City of Guelph’s request to adjust its municipal boundaries to include the Dolime Quarry lands.
The City of Guelph is one step closer in its efforts to reach 100 per cent renewable energy use by 2040 with the purchase of four electric buses.
Expanding Guelph's tree canopy from 23 to 40 per cent will be no easy feat. It will take a partnership between the City of Guelph, the community, developers and businesses to achieve this ambitious target over the next 11 years.