About climate change
Climate change is real and it’s happening. Within the last five years, Mississauga has experienced more intense heat waves, rain, flooding and winter storms. It’s predicted that these trends will continue in the future.
How we’re responding
The Climate Change Action Plan is built around the central vision the Mississauga will be a low carbon and resilient community. This vision is the long-term outcome and end-state that the City aims to achieve over the next 30 plus years.
Mississauga is taking action on climate change
- 20-32 more hot (+30°C) days
- Extreme weather every 6 years versus 40 years
- 70 mm more rain every year
- +1°C over the last 60 years
Our climate change goals
Supporting our long term vision, the Climate Change Action Plan lays out a clear course of action for Mississauga over the next ten years and includes goals to both mitigate and adapt to climate change:
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2030 and 80% by 2050 below 1990 levels and position the City competitively in the emerging low carbon economy, with a long-term goal of becoming a net-zero community.
- Increase resilience and the capacity of the City and the community to withstand and respond to current and future climate events by taking action on the highest climate-related risks.
The plan outlines the actions needed to tackle climate change both as a corporation and community and includes 21 key actions to be implemented over the next 10 years. Actions are grouped into five ‘action pathways’:
- Buildings and Clean Energy
- Resilient and Green Infrastructure
- Accelerating Discovery and Innovation
- Low Emissions Mobility
- Engagement and Partnerships
Read the full Climate Change Action Plan