Whitby Climate Change Master Plan

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

Do you remember the 2013 ice storm, 2016 drought, and 2017 flooding? These weather events caused property damage, power outages and even injury. They also had a negative impact on the economy.

As climate change continues, significant weather events are expected to become warmer, wetter and wilder – which could negatively impact the community.

To prepare for and prevent the future impacts of climate change, the Town is creating a community-based Whitby Climate Change Master Plan that addresses both climate change adaptation and mitigation. Through the development of this plan, we want to hear your stories and suggestions to make sure climate change response addresses the needs of Whitby. The plan will help to ensure we are a healthy, sustainable and complete community today and in the future.

This Plan will include corporate actions for the Town, as well as community actions for Whitby service providers, businesses and residents to help reduce and prevent the risks of climate change. The Plan will clearly outline the resources and the timing required to implement each of the actions.

The Whitby Climate Change Master Plan has two phases

  • Adaptation: Identify future risks and vulnerabilities and increase the resilience and capacity of the Town to prepare for future climate-related events; and,
  • Mitigation: Identify actions that can be taken to achieve zero emissions in the community and enable the Town to position to take advantage of a low carbon economy and cleantech sector.

Get Involved

In order for the Whitby Climate Change Master Plan to be reflective of the community, we want you to have your say! We are currently seeking community feedback on Phase One of the plan.

We Want To Hear From You:

The Town is currently seeking community feedback to help inform Phase One of the Plan. Here are two ways to get involved:

  1. Complete the poll questions below – check back often because these will change every two weeks throughout the next three months.
  2. Join ‘I See Change’ to share your photos, stories, and data about how weather and climate change are affecting you

Next Steps

Feedback collected will help inform Phase One’s Whitby Climate Adaptation Plan. This will be brought to Council in June 2022. Stay tuned for additional engagement opportunities as we move to Phase Two.

Do you remember the 2013 ice storm, 2016 drought, and 2017 flooding? These weather events caused property damage, power outages and even injury. They also had a negative impact on the economy.

As climate change continues, significant weather events are expected to become warmer, wetter and wilder – which could negatively impact the community.

To prepare for and prevent the future impacts of climate change, the Town is creating a community-based Whitby Climate Change Master Plan that addresses both climate change adaptation and mitigation. Through the development of this plan, we want to hear your stories and suggestions to make sure climate change response addresses the needs of Whitby. The plan will help to ensure we are a healthy, sustainable and complete community today and in the future.

This Plan will include corporate actions for the Town, as well as community actions for Whitby service providers, businesses and residents to help reduce and prevent the risks of climate change. The Plan will clearly outline the resources and the timing required to implement each of the actions.

The Whitby Climate Change Master Plan has two phases

  • Adaptation: Identify future risks and vulnerabilities and increase the resilience and capacity of the Town to prepare for future climate-related events; and,
  • Mitigation: Identify actions that can be taken to achieve zero emissions in the community and enable the Town to position to take advantage of a low carbon economy and cleantech sector.

Get Involved

In order for the Whitby Climate Change Master Plan to be reflective of the community, we want you to have your say! We are currently seeking community feedback on Phase One of the plan.

We Want To Hear From You:

The Town is currently seeking community feedback to help inform Phase One of the Plan. Here are two ways to get involved:

  1. Complete the poll questions below – check back often because these will change every two weeks throughout the next three months.
  2. Join ‘I See Change’ to share your photos, stories, and data about how weather and climate change are affecting you

Next Steps

Feedback collected will help inform Phase One’s Whitby Climate Adaptation Plan. This will be brought to Council in June 2022. Stay tuned for additional engagement opportunities as we move to Phase Two.

Page last updated: 26 January 2022, 16:32