About the CCAP
The CCAP aims to decrease Mississauga’s greenhouse gas emissions and prepare the community for climate change impacts, such as increased flooding, ice storms and heatwaves.
The CCAP has two main goals:
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2030 and 80% by 2050 compared to 1990 levels.
- Increase the City’s resilience and capacity to withstand and respond to current and future climate events.
About the action pathways
The CCAP includes a total of 89 actions, which are grouped into five action pathways:
- Buildings and Clean Energy
- Resilient and Green Infrastructure
- Accelerating Discovery and Innovation
- Low Emissions Mobility
- Engagement and Partnerships
Sustainable urban development initiatives
What is district energy?
District energy is a system that heats and cools buildings. It sends thermal energy from one central location to buildings connected to it through underground pipes.
Benefits of district energy
- Reduces greenhouse gas emissions
- Improves our ability to withstand and recover from disruptions or challenges and maintain a stable supply of energy
- Improves our ability to ensure stable, affordable and reliable supply of energy sources
- A study completed in 2013 identified Downtown Mississauga as a prime candidate for district energy.
- In 2023, the City completed a study to determine the finding’s feasibility. Review the final report on the feasibility of district energy in Downtown Mississauga.
What is urban agriculture?
Urban agriculture is the practice of growing, processing, sharing and distributing food in a city. It aims to enhance food security, promote sustainability and support local economies.
Benefits of urban agriculture
- Reduces the carbon footprint involved in moving food from the farm to the plate
- Adds more green spaces that can promote biodiversity, support pollinators, reduce urban heat island effects and prevent or minimize flooding
- Reduces the need for fertilizers and pesticides and improves soil health
- Encourages plant-based diets, which helps to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions caused from farming livestock
- The City created the Urban Agriculture Strategy which aims to enable urban agriculture in Mississauga.
- Established nine community gardens and one urban farm in partnership with a local not-for-profit organization in the past 15 years.
- Donate food grown through the community gardens and urban farm program to local food banks in the City.
- Host farmers markets and employs urban gardeners to leverage local food growing
- Implemented the Seed Library program in Mississauga libraries for residents to get free open-pollinated, non-GMO seeds
What is a zero emission vehicle (ZEV)?
A ZEV is a vehicle that does not produce tailpipe emissions. They can include battery-electric, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicles.
- City Council endorsed the Peel Zero Emission Vehicle Strategy to support Mississauga’s role in implementing the strategy
- Installed over 70 electric vehicle (EV) charging ports to support the electrification of our corporate fleet
- Installed over 20 ports for public use across three parking lots
- Hosted electric vehicle discovery pop-up events in partnership with Plug’n Drive for Mississauga residents to learn about and test drive EVs
What is a circular economy?
The circular economy model works to reuse, repair, refurbish, repurpose or recycle products and materials. In other words, in a circular economy, nothing is wasted.
Benefits of a circular economy
- Helps reduce the amount of materials going to landfill
- Helps reduce the amount of raw items needed to make the materials sent to landfills
- Participated in the Canadian Cities and Regions Initiative Peer 2 Peer Network as one of 15 municipalities to share best practices and develop an internal roadmap for implementing circular economy strategies and policies.
- Joined Project Green as part of the Circular Economy Consortium, which allows the City to collaborate with a diverse group of organizations to advance the circular economy and keep additional materials from going to landfills.
- Participated in Project Green’s collection drive to celebrate Waste Reduction Week. Clothing donations were donated to Diabetes Canada and electronics were recycled by Electronic Recycling Association.
- Launching the first repair hub at Malton Library in 2024 to allow residents to learn and repair broken items using the City’s tools.
- Diverted and composted 1,900 kilograms of organics during the 2022 Ontario Parasport Games and 2022 Ontario Summer Games.
What is active transportation?
Active transportation refers to any human-powered transportation used to get from one place to another. Examples of active transportation include, walking, cycling, using a wheelchair, in-line skating and skateboarding.
Benefits of active transportation
- Helps maintain an active lifestyle
- Cuts down on greehouse gases, air pollution and noise pollution
- Reduces the need for new parking lots and roadways
- Created the Pedestrian Master Plan which shapes how pedestrian pathways, routes and infrastructure are designed and implemented.
- Created the Cycling Master Plan to build a cycling network that will result in 897 kilometres of infrastructure to be build over 27 years.
- Designing a shared micro-mobility system to make bicycles, electric bikes and electric scooters to be used for travel in Mississauga.
Official City news
- Mississauga receives Active Transportation funding for vital waterfront trail connections
- Green-minded Mississauga businesses tackle GHG emissions
- Mississauga awarded for focus on cleaner economies
- Reduce, upcycle and repurpose: Celebrate Circular Economy Month and Waste Reduction Week
- 2023 Livable Cities Forum to focus on critical climate change conversations
- Save money and our environment by switching to eco-friendly home appliances
- Council Approves Build Beautiful – the City’s New Stormwater Master Plan
- Is your Garden Prepped and Ready for Planting?
- Mississauga Achieves Prestigious Forest Stewardship Council® Certification
- Mississauga Strengthens its Commitment to Climate Action
- Opting for a Greener Future: Investing in Low-carbon and Resilient Solutions in Mississauga
- Greener Transportation in Mississauga Gets a Boost from New Strategy
- Un-chard-ed Territory: Growing Vegetables at Home
- Mississauga Goes Green as the First Canadian City to Receive Prestigious ISO 50001 Certification for Energy Management
- Mississauga Council Advocates Province to Phase out Gas-Fired Power Plants in an Effort to Fight Climate Change