Presentation on theme: "Joint Actions Update Development of Clean Air Council 2015 – 2017 Priorities, Declaration & Workplan."— Presentation transcript:
Joint Actions Update Development of Clean Air Council 2015 – 2017 Priorities, Declaration & Workplan
CAC History Initiated in 2000 after the release of Toronto Public Health’s Burden of Illness (1,700 death in Toronto alone due to air pollution); and Ontario Medical Association’s Illness Cost of Air Pollution (5,800 deaths in Ontario due to air pollution, 500 million in health care costs). Climate change is the most pressing environmental, social and economic problem facing the planet. Synergies between air pollution and climate change solutions enable communities to address multiple problems and achieve multiple co- benefits. Communities that are more efficient, sustainable and resilient will enable us to tackle the air pollution and climate change challenge and foster the Greater Toronto Area’s competitiveness and livability.
CAC Goals Address air quality and climate change challenges through a dynamic network ; Expand knowledge and encourage practical and successful policies and actions; Explore opportunities for joint initiatives; Develop and report on progress of Inter- governmental Declarations of Clean Air and Climate Change; Track and monitor the implementation and transfer of clean air and climate change actions across the jurisdictions; and Liaise with municipalities and organizations in Ontario, Canada and internationally. Is the CAC Goals in need of a review/update??
Clean Air Partnership CAP is a charitable environmental organization whose goal is to help municipalities become more sustainable, resilient, and vibrant communities where resources are used efficiently, the air is clean to breathe and greenhouse gas emissions are minimized. CAP serves as the secretariat for the Clean Air Council. A network of municipalities working collaboratively on clean air and climate change actions.
2012 – 2014 Declaration – 24 Actions Continue to support as needed and report on progress of 2012 – 2014 Declaration Development of 2015 – 2018 Declaration – Targeted implementation support Identify top 10 (at most) actions slated for joint implementation and policy development the CAC would focus on.
Identified Priorities 1.Implementation of Corporate Energy Plans 2.Tracking, Monitoring and Reporting Progress 3.Climate Change Adaptation. Low Impact Development, Stormwater Management, Stormwater Fees, testing of LID actions and technologies, its connection to resilience. 4.Active Transportation – Implementation a priority then followed by development of plan; its connection to land use planning and public health is also a main priority.
5.Green Development Standards 6.Public engagement and community action (some interest in evaluation of engagement results); Increasing awareness of what the municipality is doing 7.Urban Agriculture, Urban Forestry Management Plans, Invasive Species, Biodiversity, Road Ecology, Green Infrastructure. Identified Priorities
8.Building the Case for health, climate change, congestion, natural spaces, and land use planning connections. Lack of evidence and data to build the business case for necessary policy change. Interest in pooling expertise and research needs to address this gap. 9.Green Procurement 10.Transit improvements
Identified Priorities 11.Community Energy Plan and its connections to growth management and economic development 12.Green Fleets (progress seems to have leveled, would be good to explore results and additional opportunities again) 13.Prioritization and plan integration strategies. Integration of sustainability into asset management and overall municipality.
CAC Declaration Input and Feedback Webinar/teleconference Friday February 6 th from 10 am – 12 pm Gathering input on: Which priorities should be in declaration; Actions Outcomes Possible targets/performance indicators that could be associated with each declaration action
CAC Workplan Feedback would help add in to the CAC draft Workplan Goal: Develop specific workplans for the various Declaration Actions Ex. Green Development Standards Workplan Developed at November 28 th Workshop Webinar/teleconference to review that workplan on February 4 th from 10 am – 11 am.
Stormwater Management, Low Impact Development, Green Development Standards, Climate Change Synergies. February 20 th CAC meeting Plans in place for a workshop bringing together CAC with Stormwater Managers Network. What would you like to see covered and/or come out of such a workshop?
Breathing new life into municipal Green Fleets Activities Possibly using performance metrics and benchmarking to identify actions/efforts to emulate Other suggestions? Working with Fleet Challenge Ontario Would like to highlight the outcome performance tracking and reporting that Mississauga did. Other examples we should highlight?
Green Procurement Efforts Update Scan by nagging for presentations via webinar on new actions and learnings Seeking volunteers to sign on to take on specific categories/actions Come back to larger group share knowledge/criteria/experience Other priority actions?
Late on the CAC Story Book but promise we are working on it. Should we align it with a Summit type event along with a declaration signing? We would still do the Council deputation and CAC declaration road show. If there is interest in a Summit – what purpose would you like to see it serve? Is there a specific area your think it should focus on?