Climate change


The City of Kitchener is committed to climate action. We understand our role as a global citizen and the need to be prepared for the effects of climate change. By reducing our GHG (greenhouse gas) impacts through conservation, efficiencies and innovation, climate action provides an opportunity for the City of Kitchener to work together to further our strategic priorities.

Corporate Climate Action Plan

Kitchener's Corporate Climate Action Plan is a detailed strategy for reducing our corporate level GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions. Our goal is an absolute reduction of GHG emissions of 8 per cent by 2026.

Learn more about how the city will adapt to climate change and mitigate its impact by reading the full report:

We are also on stage three of ICLEI’s BARC program for climate adaptation. This plan focuses on buildings, fleet and business travel, lighting, waste management and adapting to the impact of extreme weather events.

The City of Kitchener is a proud Bronze Pledging Partner with Sustainable Waterloo Region's Regional Sustainability Initiative (RSI), a  program that helps organizations in Waterloo Region assess their environmental impact and set carbon, waste, and water reduction targets.

Community Climate Action Plan

Local action can make a big difference, and we are proud to be a part of the ClimateActionWR (CAWR) collaboration - the group behind the development of Waterloo Region's first community action plan on climate change.

CAWR’s initial GHG reduction target of 6% below 2010 levels by 2020 has been replaced with unanimous municipal and regional support of 80 per cent reduction by 2050.

Climate Action WR is currently drafting a new plan with the Region and area municipalities and townships to achieve this target. You can also review the ClimateActionWR Action Plan and our progress reports.

These resources provide more information on climate projections for Waterloo Region:

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