March 2019
Kingston Declares Climate Emergency

2019-03-07 9:11:44 AM

Kingston is the first municipality in Ontario to unanimously pass a motion declaring a climate emergency within its city limits on Tuesday. Although the motion is symbolic in nature, declaring a climate emergency will help the city name, frame, and deepen its commitment to protecting the economy, ecosystem, and community from climate change. 

Council is currently discussing practical ways to dramatically reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions, which will be strategized during planning sessions at the end of the month. 

According to Kingston Climate Hub, Kingston is currently projected to hit a 15% reduction in carbon emissions by 2020, although the city is not on track to meet its goal of a 30% reduction by 2030. 

This motion follows similar actions by Halifax, Vancouver, several municipalities in Quebec, and 40 municipal councils around the world who have recently declared climate emergencies.

For more information, please see below: 

Kingston Whig Standard: City council declares climate emergency in Kingston

Kingston Climate Action Plan


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