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Climate Change Action Plan Progress Reporting

Check out our updates on some actions in our climate change plan. New updates will be added to this page throughout the year.

In June 2023, the City launched the Mississauga Climate Leaders Program (MCLP), which was created to provide local businesses with the support and recognition needed to take meaningful climate action. The program focuses on supporting pathways for local businesses to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, save energy and lower costs.

The program includes specialized training and support, including a four-part education and skills development series delivered by Enviro-Stewards. The series focuses on helping local businesses identify and advance cost-effective ways to improve their energy efficiency and reduce GHG emissions.

The program is delivered by the City in partnership with Partners in Project Green and the Mississauga Board of Trade. Visit thefutureisunlimited.ca for more information.

The City is working to establish a hydrogen hub. The hub will be designed to promote and create a robust hydrogen ecosystem (fuel, fuelling infrastructure, equipment, trucks and buses) to support community GHG emission reductions. It will serve as a catalyst for technological advancements and stimulate local jobs and the local economy.

The City has replaced over 200 buses in the MiWay bus fleet with second generation hybrid buses and expects to convert more than 80 buses by the end of 2024. This will result in a 30 percent reduction in diesel fuel consumption and prevent 5,134,00 kilograms of GHG emissions per year.

By the end of 2024, over 50 percent of the MiWay bus fleet will be low emissions. Currently, over 50 percent of MiWay’s light-duty vehicles are fully electric and the City expects to convert more in 2024.

The City has purchased its first front-line electric fire truck, which is expected to arrive in 2023. The front-line electric fire truck will enable fire crews to respond to emergencies with low noise and exhaust emissions. They will also provide fire crews to raise or lower ride heights, like transit buses, which will prevent water from entering the engine during a flood.

The City is advancing new technologies, including the following:

  • Heat pumps
  • Heat recovery systems
  • Lower carbon electrical source for mechanical equipment in corporate buildings, facilities and arenas

Examples of the City’s efforts to reduce emissions from buildings include the following projects:

  • Edward J. Dowling Transit Facility
  • Malton youth Hub
  • Iceland Arena
  • Carmen Corbassen
  • Burnhamthorpe Community Centre
  • Living Arts Centre

The City is committed to building its first net-zero energy building (Fire Station 125), which is part of the city-wide plan to build six new fire stations by 2036 to optimize emergency response times.

Going forward, the City will build all new fire stations to achieve net zero energy.

The City has installed more than 90 electric vehicle chargers for its fleet and more than 20 for public use. This has led the City to avoid 130,000 litres of gasoline consumption and 288,000 kilograms of GHG emissions since 2021.

In 2024, the City will invest $500,000 into new electric vehicle charging stations.

The City is in the process of updating the Green Development Standard (GDS) to include energy efficiency and climate resilience for new private buildings.

The new GDS will not apply to single-family houses and some industrial buildings as the City doesn’t have the planning authority on some developments.

New buildings will be required to meet certain energy performance targets, including mandatory metrics for emissions-free energy and storage, refuge and back-up power generation.

In September 2023, the City hosted the Livable Cities Forum.

More than 300 experts, thought leaders and change-makers from across the country discussed and shared innovative solutions for building more sustainable and livable cities.

Visit www.liveablecitiesforum.com for more information about the forum.

We Are Resilient Exhibition

We Are Resilient is a travelling exhibition designed to raise awareness about climate change’s impact on our community and environment. It was launched in 2022 and will run for a minimum of three years.┬áThe program is a collaboration between the City’s Environment team and Museums of Mississauga.

Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan (SNAP)

In collaboration with Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) and others, the City is designing and implementing a Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan (SNAP) in the Cooksville area. This plan will help make Cooksville Creek and the surrounding neighbourhood more sustainable and ready for a changing climate.

 

The Stormwater Master Plan outlines actions and recommendations for managing rainwater over the immediate and long-term in Mississauga.

Read the latest news release about the Stormwater Master Plan for more information.

In collaboration with the City of Brampton, Town of Caledon and Centre for Community Energy Transformation (CCET), the City is designing a home energy retrofit program for single-family homes.

Check out the Peel Residential Energy Program project for more information.

You can also check the 2021 Climate Change Action Plan Report, which provides an update on the implementation of the CCAP and focuses on actions implemented in 2020 and 2021.

For questions about the Climate Change Action Plan, email living.green@mississauga.ca.

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