Mayor Patrick Brown recently signed a declaration to officially mark Brampton’s inclusion in the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM), a first-of-its-kind global alliance of more than 9,200 cities leading the fight against climate change.
The City of Brampton is also one of 25 Canadian municipalities selected to join Showcase Cities, a pilot project led by GCoM Canada, where the City will receive intensive support to help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapt to climate change over the next year, at no charge.
In June 2019, City Council set a target to reduce GHGs in Brampton by 80 per cent by 2050. The City is taking a number of steps to achieve that target, including the development of a Community Energy and Emissions Plan (CEERP) in partnership with Sheridan College.
Once completed in early 2020, this plan will include targets for:
• Energy-efficient homes and building
• Producing cleaner, affordable, and more reliable energy
• Growing Brampton’s transit network, trails, and bike infrastructure
• More walkable neighbourhoods
• Home and business retrofits
• District energy nodes
Work is also underway, in partnership with Sheridan College and the Region of Peel, to define and establish an Institute for Sustainable Brampton, as recommended by the 2040 Vision and put forward in a February 2019 Council resolution