Waterloo Region's Climate Action Strategy

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Climate change is affecting our community, so our plans are changing, too. Share your vision of the future for Waterloo Region.

ClimateActionWR is working with all eight municipalities within Waterloo Region (the cities, the townships and the Region) to create a 30-year Climate Action Strategy to achieve an 80 per cent greenhouse gas reduction by 2050.

Greenhouse gases (GHGs) are gases (such as carbon dioxide and methane) that trap heat from the sun inside the earth's atmosphere. As more GHGs are released into our atmosphere (largely through the burning of fossil fuels), more heat is trapped by them. This raises the temperature of the air, ocean and water, changing the conditions in which we live, and causing more extreme weather events both globally and locally.

To reduce our GHGs locally, it’s critical that this strategy represents the insights and ideas of our community members. Share your voice! Complete the survey to tell us what you think.

ClimateActionWR is a collaborative partnership that includes: Reep Green Solutions, Sustainable Waterloo Region, City of Cambridge, City of Kitchener, City of Waterloo and the Region of Waterloo.

Climate change is affecting our community, so our plans are changing, too. Share your vision of the future for Waterloo Region.

ClimateActionWR is working with all eight municipalities within Waterloo Region (the cities, the townships and the Region) to create a 30-year Climate Action Strategy to achieve an 80 per cent greenhouse gas reduction by 2050.

Greenhouse gases (GHGs) are gases (such as carbon dioxide and methane) that trap heat from the sun inside the earth's atmosphere. As more GHGs are released into our atmosphere (largely through the burning of fossil fuels), more heat is trapped by them. This raises the temperature of the air, ocean and water, changing the conditions in which we live, and causing more extreme weather events both globally and locally.

To reduce our GHGs locally, it’s critical that this strategy represents the insights and ideas of our community members. Share your voice! Complete the survey to tell us what you think.

ClimateActionWR is a collaborative partnership that includes: Reep Green Solutions, Sustainable Waterloo Region, City of Cambridge, City of Kitchener, City of Waterloo and the Region of Waterloo.

  • ClimateActionWR progress update on Community Climate Action Plan

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    18 Nov 2020
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    Here’s an update on our community’s progress developing Waterloo Region’s long-term Climate Action Strategy, to achieve an 80 per cent greenhouse gas reduction by 2050! As a result of COVID-19, we have adapted many elements of our work to digital means and postponed a number of events, however, many aspects of our work have continued to move forward.

    Thank you so much to everyone who has provided input, through workshops, interviews, postcards, or EngageWR. After months of gathering ideas, thoughts and feedback from community members, technical experts and municipal stakeholders, thousands of data points have been summarized to share with you. What we heard will help to form the 80 by 50 Climate Action Strategy. The following videos provide an overview of the common themes that came through from the data.

    Community Engagement Results: In this presentation, Glen Lombard and Patrick Boot from Unless Design Partners share the findings from the extensive community engagement initiatives.

    Technical Engagement Results: In this presentation, Patrick Darby from WalterFedy shares the findings from the extensive technical engagement initiatives.

    Check back here for more information on the upcoming call for community feedback on the draft community climate action plan, anticipated for later this year. And sign up for ClimateActionWR's newsletter to stay up to date on community progress towards our goals.


  • Deadline extended: Share your pilot project idea!

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    18 Dec 2019

    Update: Deadline extended to December 31, 2019

    Have a great idea to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation or buildings? As part of this project, ClimateActionWR is committed to delivering two pilot projects in 2020: one on sustainable buildings, and one on transportation. Your idea could be the one they pick! Follow the link below to share your idea.

    NOTICE: Any information submitted on the form linked below is being provided directly to the ClimateActionWR program run by Reep Green Solutions and Sustainable Waterloo Region, and not to the Region of Waterloo or any other municipality. The information you submit will therefore not be subject to the laws governing the collection of personal information by municipalities.

    Share your idea for a pilot project by December 31, 2019.