Whitby Climate Change Master Plan

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The draft Climate Emergency Response Plan-Phase 1: Resilience is open for feedback from June 23-July 14 2022. Share your thoughts on the plan by completing a short survey.


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.

Share Your Feedback on the Draft Climate Emergency Response Plan-Phase 1: Resilience.

Now through July 14 2022, you’re invited to review a summary of the proposed Whitby CERP- Phase 1: Resilience plan, and take a short climate survey to share your thoughts. This plan has been developed to address the needs of changing climate and help the Town to prepare for future climate-related events.

Derecho

As the Town of Whitby was working on the plan, the community was hit by a powerful windstorm called a derecho as it moved across the province. This resulted in the loss of at least 11 lives and untold damage to communities, including Whitby. While it’s difficult to directly link the derecho with climate change, this storm is a stark reminder that climate risks can take many forms.

Click here to access the survey and share your feedback.


Next Steps

Feedback collected will help inform Phase One’s Whitby Climate Adaptation Plan. This will be brought to Council in September 2022.


The draft Climate Emergency Response Plan-Phase 1: Resilience is open for feedback from June 23-July 14 2022. Share your thoughts on the plan by completing a short survey.


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.

Share Your Feedback on the Draft Climate Emergency Response Plan-Phase 1: Resilience.

Now through July 14 2022, you’re invited to review a summary of the proposed Whitby CERP- Phase 1: Resilience plan, and take a short climate survey to share your thoughts. This plan has been developed to address the needs of changing climate and help the Town to prepare for future climate-related events.

Derecho

As the Town of Whitby was working on the plan, the community was hit by a powerful windstorm called a derecho as it moved across the province. This resulted in the loss of at least 11 lives and untold damage to communities, including Whitby. While it’s difficult to directly link the derecho with climate change, this storm is a stark reminder that climate risks can take many forms.

Click here to access the survey and share your feedback.


Next Steps

Feedback collected will help inform Phase One’s Whitby Climate Adaptation Plan. This will be brought to Council in September 2022.


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Now through July 14, you're invited to take a new climate change survey. The Whitby Climate Emergency Response Plan (CERP): Resilience plan has been developed to address the needs of a changing climate and help the Town to prepare for future climate-related events. It includes actions to protect people, infrastructure and the environment from increasing heat events, flooding and severe storms.

    We want to know your thoughts on the plan and how much you think climate change will impact you – now and in the future.

    Note: Before starting the survey, please make sure that your browser and device are updated with the latest software.

    Thank you in advance for your valuable feedback.

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    Thank you for your interest in the Whitby Climate Change Master Plan.

    Now through Friday, May 6 you're invited to visit Connect Whitby to take a new survey. This is an important one as it will be used to help shape the actions of the plan! We want to know how you perceive climate risk, how to best reach the community, and more. Your responses will help us make a difference as we look to increase Whitby's resilience to climate risks.

    Thank you in advance for your valuable feedback.

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