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Town of Caledon Receives National Recognition for Taking Action on Climate Change

Posted on Wednesday March 02, 2016

Caledon, ON – The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) – Local Governments for Sustainability has recognized the Town of Caledon for achieving ‘Milestone 4’ at the community level of the Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) Milestone program.

Municipalities directly influence over 44 per cent of Canada’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Achievement of this milestone signals that the Town is implementing a number of GHG emissions reduction measures identified in its Community Climate Change Action Plan and has shown bold leadership in addressing climate change. The Town of Caledon has been a PCP member since 2003.

The Town was formally recognized for PCP Milestone 4 at a special ceremony during FCM’s Sustainable Communities Conference on February 10, 2016 in Ottawa.

The PCP program is a results-oriented network of Canadian municipal governments that have committed to reducing GHG’s and acting on climate change. The program is comprised of five milestones that member municipalities progress through in an effort to build their capacity to reduce GHG emissions:

  1. Create a GHG emissions inventory and forecast.

2. Set an emissions reductions target.

3. Develop a local action plan.

4. Implement the local action plan or a set of activities.

5. Monitor progress and report results.

To further the implementation of its environmental plans, the Town will be undertaking several initiatives and projects in 2016. For more information about the Town’s environment and energy initiatives visit  www.caledon.ca/environment .