Climate Adaptation

Durham Community Climate Adaptation Plan

The Durham Community Climate Adaptation Plan (DCCAP) is Durham's plan to prepare our community for climate change and extreme weather. Over 60 industry experts took part in identifying the local risks and consequences of our changing climate and developing solutions that will make our community resilient.

To learn more about climate change and mitigation plans, visit the Region's 'Adapting to Climate Change in Durham Region' web page. 

Ajax Climate Risk & Resiliency Plan

The Town of Ajax is committed to taking action on climate change and has developed the Ajax Climate Risk & Resiliency Plan and accompanying Implementation Strategy to ensure that the impacts of climate change on our community are addressed proactively and that resiliency is a top priority across the municipality. The Ajax Climate Risk & Resiliency Plan and accompanying Implementation Strategy lay out a 10-year vision to enable coordinated action and real progress in response to multiple climate related threats across a variety of sectors.

 

 Climate Mitigation and Greenhouse Gas Reduction
 

Partners for Climate Protection

In 2011, the Town of Ajax joined the network of Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) led by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) as part of ICLEI's Cities for Climate Protection (CCP) network; which involves more than 1,100 communities worldwide. As a member, Ajax has committed to take action against climate change by completing a five milestone framework for reducing green house gas emissions.

Milestone 1: Creating a greenhouse gas emissions inventory and forecast 

Milestone 2: Setting an emissions reductions target

Milestone 3: Developing a local action plan

  • The local action plans describes actions that enable Ajax to meet the greenhouse gas reduction targets both the community and corporate local action plans are included as a component of the Integrated Community Sustainability Plan.

Milestone 4:  Implementing the local action plan or a set of activities

Milestone 5:  Monitoring progress and reporting results

As of September 2017, the Town of Ajax has reached and achieved Milestone 5 for both the community and corporate categories.

For more information regarding the PCP program visit the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Partners for Climate Change web page

 Energy Conservation

Corporate Energy Conservation Demand Management Plan

The Corporate Energy Conservation & Demand Management Plan has been formed to help Ajax have a better understanding and be able to manage our consumption of energy. It also ensures that the Town meets the requirements under Ontario Regulation 397/111 (Green Energy Act, 2009).

Durham Community Energy Plan

The Durham Community Energy Plan (DCEP) is focused on transitioning Durham Region to a clean energy economy that has both economic and social benefits. During the creation of this plan, there is an engagement process with stakeholders, the preparation of a baseline energy and emissions inventory then the final analysis and modelling.