Kingston, Ont. recognized for climate action initiatives – Kingston
The City of Kingston is globally recognized for its commitment to climate change.
The Global Covenant of Mayors on Climate and Energy (GCoM) has awarded Kingston three badges for its climate action initiatives in the areas of adaptation, compliance and mitigation.
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“These badges represent the highest level of recognition for a city that is making significant progress towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing climate resilience,” said Mayor Brian Patterson.
“It always inspires me when the city recognizes our efforts to advance climate action, both across businesses and in our communities.”
GCoM is a global organization of local governments committed to promoting sustainable energy and tackling climate change.
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Kingston’s compliance badge means the city has completed all steps under its three pillars: mitigation, adaptation and access to energy.
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“The Climate Leadership Plan is an action-packed document created to respond to the climate emergency,” says Climate Leadership Manager Julie Salter Keane.
“We combine ambitious adaptation and mitigation goals with a goal of carbon neutrality by 2040.”
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