Wednesday, Nov. 13th, 7 p.m. – Unitarian Congregation of Mississauga – 84 South Service Rd.
During this meeting, MCA will plan and discuss the December 4th city council vote on the Climate Change Action Plan and the deputation we will be presenting at that time. We welcome all MCA members and anyone from the community who wants to make a difference on this day of action.
Mississauga Climate Action Group Update
Mississauga Climate Action (MCA) congratulates the City of Mississauga staff for their hard work, and dedication to developing the Climate Change Action Plan. MCA commends the action they are taking so that our community and municipality are in a strong position to make a difference and be prepared for climate change.
Mississauga could be a leader for the green shift happening throughout Canada and the world but we must invest and plan for a green future.
MCA reviewed the Plan in detail, and while it is a good first step, there is much more we can do. A strength from Mississauga’s Plan is its willingness to seek an active and meaningful partnership between the city and community. However, it does not meet the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s target of net zero emissions by 2050.
MCA’s recommendation is to pass the Plan in December, but a five-year review is too long and should be expedited to a bi-annual review in order to adapt to and integrate new climate technology and solutions that reverse climate change. The climate emergency urgent and there is no time to lose.
There are ways you can communicate to the city that taking climate change is important to you; You can take the City of Mississauga’s Climate Action Survey here and you can share your thoughts on the 2020 municipal budget here.