We’ve all felt the effects of climate change and CVC’s environmental monitoring data is telling the same story.
In our region, extreme heat days are on the rise. Warmer winters have allowed pests to survive, expand and damage habitats. We’re also seeing more instances of flooding due to summer thunderstorms. Aquatic habitats are becoming less viable for some fish species because of warming stream temperatures.
As our climate changes, we must respond. We’re proud to share CVC’s Climate Change Strategy 2019-2023.
The strategy guides our priority climate change actions with partners in our watershed communities and in our organization. It provides direction on how we will continue to build climate resilience through long-term goals and short-term objectives.
Since 2007, we’ve been tackling climate change with significant investments from the Region of Peel. This strategy builds on our progress to date and reaffirms our commitment to climate change resilience.
This year, we’re focused on walking the talk and building corporate capacity to adapt. We were recently named one of Canada’s Top 100 Greenest Employers, reflecting environmental practices we’ve adopted within our organization. We’re developing a plan to reduce our corporate carbon footprint even further. We are also identifying climate change risks and adapting our business operations to be resilient.
Next year’s priority is to turn our emissions reduction plan into action. We will also continue to adapt our business operations to be more resilient so we can better protect, conserve and restore nature, and provide service to you – our partners, local businesses and watershed residents.
We invite you to read our Climate Change Strategy and join us as we protect today for resilience tomorrow.
By: CVC’s Jason Igras – Coordinator, Water and Climate Change Science