Climate projections supported by the Canadian Centre for Climate Services show that the Town of Orangeville is going to experience warming temperatures, variability in precipitation and more extreme weather events. We recognize the threats to our community that climate change poses and are committed to both mitigation and adaptation measures.

Climate adaptation

Through the Town's Climate Change Adaptation Plan and Climate Change Adaptation Policy, we find ways to reduce the impact of climate change on our community. This includes adapting our assets, operations and services as they relate to climate change.

Climate mitigation

The Town of Orangeville is a member of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), Canada's Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program. The PCP is a network of more than 350 Canadian municipal governments that have committed to reducing local greenhouse gas emissions and acting on climate change.

The PCP program consists of reaching five key milestones:

  1. Greenhouse gas emissions inventory
  2. Set reduction targets
  3. Develop an action plan
  4. Implement action plan
  5. Monitor progress