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Town of Caledon to Join Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy

Posted on Wednesday December 06, 2017

The Town of Caledon has committed to the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, joining almost 7,500 cities and local governments representing over 680 million people around the world, to take action on climate change.

“I am very proud and excited that the Town will join the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy,” said Mayor Allan Thompson. “This program provides additional resources and guidance that staff can align their efforts with, as the Town continues to implement policies and programs that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for the impacts of climate change.”

Within three years of commitment, members must progress through four stages which include Commitment; Inventory; Target Creation; and, Action Plan Development. The Town has already made significant progress on each stage in undertaking and completing key initiatives, such as:

  • Having a full time Climate Change Specialist on staff to facilitate climate change mitigation and adaptation initiatives;
  • Updating the community-scale greenhouse gas (GHG) emission inventory;
  • Undertaking a climate change risk and vulnerability assessment to better prepare for the future impacts of a changing climate;
  • Mapping residential energy use against building age/type to identify savings opportunities (with funding from the Ministry of Energy).

This membership also benefits the Town in many ways, such as; providing additional resources, sharing information with a larger municipal network and providing a framework and process for the Town to align efforts with and report against.

For more information on the Town’s Climate Change Action Plan visit or e-mail

Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy
The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy is an international alliance of cities and local governments with a shared long-term vision of promoting and supporting voluntary action to combat climate change and move to a low emission, resilient society.

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