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Partners for Climate Protection

The Town of East Gwillimbury is a member of the Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program, in order to showcase our commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. PCP is a network of more than 135 Canadian municipal governments who have committed to reducing greenhouse gases and acting on climate change. PCP is the Canadian component of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives' (ICLEI) Cities for Climate Protection (CCP) network that comprises more than 600 communities worldwide making the same efforts.

PCP is a partnership between the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and ICLEI. PCP receives financial support from the Green Municipal Fund as part of the Capacity Building Program.

Municipal governments play an important role in climate protection, as up to half of Canada's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are under the direct or indirect control or influence of municipal governments.  Municipal governments can reduce emissions through land use, energy and transportation planning; building retrofits and green building policies; water conservation; solid waste diversion; infrastructure design; and renewable energy.

PCP is based on a five milestone framework used to guide municipalities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The five milestones are:

  • Create a greenhouse gas emissions inventory and forecast;
  • Set an emissions reductions target;
  • Develop a Local Action Plan;
  • Implement the local action plan policies and initiatives;
  • Monitoring progress and reporting results.

For more information, visit the Partners for Climate Protection website.