Dufferin Climate Action Plan Adopted

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Acrylic on canvas painting of a rolling hill landscape in Dufferin County featuring wind turbines and housing structures.

Artwork: Blueprinting (Dufferin County) by Amy Shackleton | MoD Collections


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.

Visit https://www.dufferincounty.ca/climatechange to read the full Plan or access the summary document!

Net-zero means that we will reduce our greenhouse gas emissions to as close to zero as possible and find ways to pull any remaining emissions from the atmosphere through natural or technological solutions. To compliment this, we will also take transformational action to build resilience to ensure people, environment, and infrastructure are prepared to thrive in current and future climatic conditions.

Designed with community well-being at the forefront, the Dufferin Climate Action Plan can create many social, environmental, and economic benefits in the County like cost savings for residents, job creation, better access to convenient low-GHG transportation options, and improved air, water, and environmental quality, amoung many others.

As we begin to implement the Plan, Dufferin residents can expect to see the acceleration of actions around energy efficiency and fuel switching, low-carbon transportation, community empowerment, climate resiliency for natural and agricultural systems, and green development.

To report back on progress, reflect on lessons learned, and set next steps, you can expect to see:

  • An annual Climate Report Card published by Climate Action in Dufferin
  • Regular 5-year updates to the Dufferin Climate Action Plan


Thank You for Engaging!

Thank you to everyone who shared their insights with us and helped shape the future of climate action in Dufferin County.

Want to know what we heard from the community? View the summary of public comments in the Document column to the right.



Artwork: Blueprinting (Dufferin County) by Amy Shackleton | MoD Collections


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.

Visit https://www.dufferincounty.ca/climatechange to read the full Plan or access the summary document!

Net-zero means that we will reduce our greenhouse gas emissions to as close to zero as possible and find ways to pull any remaining emissions from the atmosphere through natural or technological solutions. To compliment this, we will also take transformational action to build resilience to ensure people, environment, and infrastructure are prepared to thrive in current and future climatic conditions.

Designed with community well-being at the forefront, the Dufferin Climate Action Plan can create many social, environmental, and economic benefits in the County like cost savings for residents, job creation, better access to convenient low-GHG transportation options, and improved air, water, and environmental quality, amoung many others.

As we begin to implement the Plan, Dufferin residents can expect to see the acceleration of actions around energy efficiency and fuel switching, low-carbon transportation, community empowerment, climate resiliency for natural and agricultural systems, and green development.

To report back on progress, reflect on lessons learned, and set next steps, you can expect to see:

  • An annual Climate Report Card published by Climate Action in Dufferin
  • Regular 5-year updates to the Dufferin Climate Action Plan


Thank You for Engaging!

Thank you to everyone who shared their insights with us and helped shape the future of climate action in Dufferin County.

Want to know what we heard from the community? View the summary of public comments in the Document column to the right.


The Dufferin Climate Action Plan was adopted by Dufferin County Council this March and we imagine you might have some questions! 

How were the actions in the Plan chosen? How can I get involved? What's next?

Send us your climate questions. Whether it’s about climate science, local impacts, the plan itself, or your role in climate action, all questions are good questions! Please note that questions will be answered publicly so that everyone can learn together. 

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