Climate Change Adaptation Plan

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In March 2019, the City of Sarnia entered into an agreement with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) for a $125,000 grant, through the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program, to undertake the development of a municipal Climate Change Adaptation Plan over a two-year period (March 2019 - February 2021). This project will be managed by Planning staff of the Community Development Services and Standards Department.

In Year 1 of the project (March 2019 – February 2020) the City will complete a Corporate Climate Change Risk Assessment to identify the impacts of climate change on the City’s natural and physical assets, and a draft Climate Change Adaptation Plan will be prepared.

In Year 2 of the project (March 2020 – February 2021) the Climate Change Adaptation Plan will be finalized and Plan implementation will begin.

The scope of the project is for the development of a municipal (corporate) Climate Change Adaptation Plan that touches on all areas of City operations and services. The proposed plan would apply to all City departments and would contain a detailed list of action items assigned to specific departments, with implementation timelines and recommendations for the resources required to enable the completion of identified actions. Through the public consultation phases, the concerns of the community can be identified and integrated, where possible.

Through this site, you can access Council reports, Sarnia climate data, and useful information (documents and external links) and your participation in the planning process is encouraged.

Three (3) community meetings are scheduled for January 2020 and are posted in the "Key dates" section.

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In March 2019, the City of Sarnia entered into an agreement with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) for a $125,000 grant, through the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program, to undertake the development of a municipal Climate Change Adaptation Plan over a two-year period (March 2019 - February 2021). This project will be managed by Planning staff of the Community Development Services and Standards Department.

In Year 1 of the project (March 2019 – February 2020) the City will complete a Corporate Climate Change Risk Assessment to identify the impacts of climate change on the City’s natural and physical assets, and a draft Climate Change Adaptation Plan will be prepared.

In Year 2 of the project (March 2020 – February 2021) the Climate Change Adaptation Plan will be finalized and Plan implementation will begin.

The scope of the project is for the development of a municipal (corporate) Climate Change Adaptation Plan that touches on all areas of City operations and services. The proposed plan would apply to all City departments and would contain a detailed list of action items assigned to specific departments, with implementation timelines and recommendations for the resources required to enable the completion of identified actions. Through the public consultation phases, the concerns of the community can be identified and integrated, where possible.

Through this site, you can access Council reports, Sarnia climate data, and useful information (documents and external links) and your participation in the planning process is encouraged.

Three (3) community meetings are scheduled for January 2020 and are posted in the "Key dates" section.

In order that we can maintain a record of your visit, please sign out Guest Book and leave a comment, if you like.

If you wish to received email notifications for updates to this site, please provide your contact information through the "Register" button.

Thank you for your interest and participation in this important project.


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Eliminate the use of balloons, plastics and styrofoam packaging/containers at all city-sanctioned events (ie Canada Day) and events held on city property (ie festivals).

Fairja 4 months ago
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Sarnia isn't doing enough - it's frustrating. Never mind Climate Change. Just attend to the environment. We don't even do easy things. I watch Council Mtgs and don't see action to improve environmental issues. Need innovation/creativity from City Hall.

Laurie Trombley 4 months ago
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I am happy that sarnia is developing a climate change adaption plan, and hopeful that some of the conversation will be about the city’s role in mitigating human caused climate change

CarolynB 6 months ago
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I would like an idling bylaw please:How big a problem is idling?https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/what-on-earth-newsletter-idling-population-climate-change-1.5351917Need to cut & paste it into a browser.

Caitaine 8 months ago
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I still have reservations on “climate emergency” and will be following closely in order to complete my interest “for and against” as to where our City goes with their assessments and what the impacts will be ... As it sits dollars of revenue are at stake

Larryj 8 months ago
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Debbie MartinI am very happy that our City has declared a Climate Emergency. I look forward to changes.

Debbie Martin 8 months ago
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