The government of Ontario has released new details today about its plan to fight climate change. The government’s strategy will support its cap and trade program and seek to:
…help Ontario meet its emissions reduction targets, reward innovative companies and ensure that households and businesses thrive as the province transitions to a low-carbon economy.
Highlights of the new strategy include:
- Legislation to enshrine cap and trade into law in Ontario
- Measures to integrate climate change mitigation into government decision-making and infrastructure planning
- Embeding carbon neutrality into government decisions about operations, procurement, employee training, and building retrofits
- Promoting zero emission and plug-in vehicles and looking for other mechanisms to reduce emissions from transportation.
Find out more about Ontario’s new strategy here.