Ontario Launches Climate Change Consultations

Climate Change Debate

Climate Change DebateQUEENS PARK – WEATHER – “Climate change presents a great risk to our future but at the same time, there is no single issue that offers such promise for job growth and new investments. Hearing from people across Ontario will be crucial as we develop a new climate strategy that will secure our environmental and economic future,” states Minister Glenn Murray.

In-person consultations will be held across the province until March 24, 2015. Information about public sessions, including dates, cities and towns and venues, is available online at our climate change consultation page.

The province is also launching an online consultation tool – part of Ontario’s Open Government commitment to bring more voices to the decision-making table.

All comments from the public, industries, businesses, municipalities and First Nations and Métis communities will be considered in developing Ontario’s new climate change strategy and action plan to be released later this year.

Fighting climate change and supporting Ontario’s clean technology sector are part of the government’s economic plan for Ontario. The four part plan is building Ontario up by investing in people’s talents and skills, building new public infrastructure like roads and transit, creating a dynamic, supportive environment where business thrives, and building a secure savings plan so everyone can afford to retire.

Quick Facts

  • Comments on the Climate Change Discussion Paper will be accepted on the Environmental registry until March 29, 2015.
  • Ontario will host a Climate Summit of the Americas from July 7-9, 2015, to advance collaborative action on climate change in advance of the Conference of the Parties in Paris in December.
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