in the Outer Ring of the Greater Golden Horseshoe

1000 Murray Ross Pkwy, North York
Tuesday March 26, 2019
10:00 am to 3:00 pm


To convene Outer Ring Greater Golden Horseshoe municipalities to identify climate action needs.

10:00 – 10:10 am Welcome – Ian McVey, Ontario Climate Consortium

10:10 – 10:20 am Roundtable introductions

10:20 – 10:40 am What climate action can look like for lower tier municipalities – Town of Caledon

10:40 – 11:00 am What climate action can look like for upper tier municipalities – Durham Region

11:00 – 11:10 am BREAK

11:10 – 11:20 am Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) Program Overview – Kevin Behan, Clean Air Partnership

11:20 – 11:30 am Building Adaptive & Resilient Communities (BARC) Program Overview – Christina Schwantes, ICLEI Canada

11:30 – 11:50 am “Climate change in exurbia: How can exurban research perspective help outer ring municipalities in climate change planning efforts?” – Laura Taylor, York University

11:50 am – 12:10 pm “An overview of the quality of Canadian municipal climate change plans” – Dave Guyadeen, University of Guelph

12:10 – 12:30 pm “The use of participatory mapping to support local planning for renewable energy development” – Kirby Calvert, University of Guelph

12:30 – 1:15 pm Facilitated networking lunch discussion (Please notify us of any dietary restrictions)

1:15 – 2:00 pm Assessing needs for a Climate Action Network for GGH outer-ring municipalities – Kevin Behan, Clean Air Partnership

2:00 – 2:15 pm Wrap-up and next steps – Ian McVey, Ontario Climate Consortium


There is no cost to attend this event. This initiative is offered through the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program, which is delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.


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