Climate Action in Dufferin
Building a cooler future, together.
Dufferin Climate Action Plan
On March 11 2021, Dufferin County Council adopted the Dufferin Climate Action Plan, a strategy for the community to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and build resilience to the current and future impacts of climate change.
Designed with community well-being at the forefront, the Dufferin Climate Action Plan is anticipated to generate many social, cultural, environmental, and economic benefits in the County.
The Plan features 34 key actions under 6 Focus Areas: On the Move, In Our Buildings, For Our Land, Planning Our County, In Our Bins, and Empowering Our Community.
With the adoption of the Dufferin Climate Action Plan, the County moves through Milestone 3 of the Partner’s for Climate Protection Program, as part of a network of 350+ municipalities across Canada. Moving ahead to implementation Dufferin County will establish regular 5-year Plan updates, in addition to an annual report card, to reflect on progress, set next steps, and ensure that climate planning continues to align with community priorities.
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Climate Action Report Card 2021
This first annual report card provides a progress update on the implementation of the Dufferin Climate Action Plan that was adopted on March 11, 2021.
Dufferin County Declares Climate Emergency
"Through this declaration, we are reaffirming and strengthening our commitment to addressing the climate emergency”
Youth Climate Activation Circle
The Youth Climate Activation Circle is a volunteer program to empower Dufferin youth to advance local climate solutions.
Charge Up in Dufferin
Plug in to the local electric vehicle charging network and build your knowledge on the shift to electric!
Climate Ready: Home Flood Protection
A changing climate means your risk of home flooding is rising. Discover how to prevent a flood in 3 steps.
Climate Stories of Dufferin
Explore the stories from across Dufferin that transform the science of climate change into the real experiences and emotions that make this issue truly LOCAL.
Explore the Dufferin Climate Action Plan, learn the science and local stories behind climate change, and discover the high-impact actions you can take to advance climate action in Dufferin!
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Resources and Documents
Dufferin County Climate Change Collaborative (DC4) Terms of Reference
The Dufferin County Climate Change Collaborative (DC4) was established to support the County of Dufferin in the development of the Dufferin Climate Action Plan.
Energy Conservation & Demand Management Plan
The County of Dufferin is in a position to expand its efforts on energy management. Our updated Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan for 2019-2023 builds on the County’s first plan developed in 2014.
Dufferin County Greenhouse Gas Inventory
The greenhouse gas inventory records Dufferin County's emissions by sector, energy source, and municipality and provides an important benchmark from which to measure the success of the Dufferin Climate Action Plan over time.
Broader Public Sector Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Information
This data includes the annual amount of energy used and greenhouse gases emitted by broader Public Sector organizations, including Dufferin County.