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Air Quality and Climate Change Management Plan (AQCCMP)

Air Quality and Climate Change Management Plan (AQCCMP)

The Air Quality and Climate Change Management Plan is the City’s overarching the framework to address both climate change mitigation (reducing the amount of greenhouse gas emissions) and adaptation (responding to the current and future effects). The plan aims to reduce per capita greenhouse gas emissions by 20% between 2012 and 2024. Since then Council has also adopted a long term community target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% below 2012 levels by 2050.

Staff are currently updating the 2014 Air Quality and Climate Change Management Plan and will bring recommendations forward to the City’s Standing Committee on Environmental Protection, Water and Waste Management by the end of 2019. The update will include:

  • An analysis of how the AQCCMP’s long term target to reduce GHG emissions 80%below 2012 levels by 2050 compares to the IPCC’s targets for limiting global warming to 1.5 ºC
  • Midterm(2030) corporate and community GHG emission reduction targets
  • Climate Change mitigation and adaptation priorities for next five years (20192024) to embed climate change considerations across all elements of City business;
  • The 2018 GHG emissions inventory
  • An update of actions undertaken by the corporation within the last five years

2014 Air Quality and Climate Change Management Plan

Report to Environment Committee: Update of the Air Quality and Climate Change Management Plan (ACS2014-COS-ESD-0011)

Document 1: Air Quality and Climate Change Management Plan Main Report

Document 2: Taking Action (Summary Short-Term Action Table)

Appendix A: GHG Inventory Summary

Appendix B: 2005 Air Quality and Climate Change Management Plan Progress Report

Appendix C: Trends in Municipal Climate Change Action Plans

Appendix D: Existing Energy Incentive and Funding Programs

Appendix E: Energy Supply and Demand in Ottawa

Appendix F: Assessment of the Local Improvement Charge (LIC) Mechanism to Foster Building Retrofits

Appendix G: Risk Mitigation Through the Protections of Natural Areas

Appendix H: Public Health Implications of Climate Change in Ottawa

Appendix I: Managing Risk Through Adaptation

Appendix J: Bibliography

 If you have any questions regarding the Air Quality and Climate Change Management Plan, please contact:

Jennifer Brown
Project Manager, Environmental Policy and Programs Unit
Environmental Services Department
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Ave West, 3rd Floor, K1P 1J1
Phone: 613-580-2424 x27914
E-mail: jennifer.brown1@ottawa.ca