Climate Change Adaptation Plan
The Town of Halton Hills is participating in the Great Lakes Climate Change Adaptation Project by ICLEI Canada in 2016. The Town will benefit from the information collected because it will contribute to the Town developing its own Climate Change Adaptation Plan. The Town will utilize ICLEI Canada’s BARC (Building Adaptive and Resilient Communities) framework to develop the Town’s Climate Change Adaptation Plan.
The Plan will focus on identifying our community’s risks to climate change and consist of developing actions to take to manage, minimize, or eliminate those risks.
The development of this plan is a priority of Council’s Strategic Action Plan. Council recognizes our community’s experience with a changing climate and the need to be prepared and adaptive for changes in the weather. Extreme weather events, such as the 2013 ice storm, the 2016 low precipitation and extreme summer heat reinforces the need for us to be prepared. The Climate Change Adaptation Plan will be completed by May 2018.
1) Consult and Engage
The Town will establish the stakeholder groups that will be consulted at various points throughout the project.
2) Conduct Research
Review climate change science for municipality; conduct vulnerability and risk assessment; identify priority impacts.
3) Create Plan
Establish goals and objectives; identify and prioritize actions; develop monitoring and evaluation strategy; identify indicators; draft implementation plan.
- Great Lakes Climate Change Adaptation Project
- Strategic Action Plan
- Council’s Strategic Action Plan
- Report PI-2017-0002
For more information about the Climate Change Adaptation Plan project please contact:
Manager of Sustainability (Acting)
Office of Sustainability
Planning & Infrastructure
905-873-2601, ext. 2256