Four things Kingston can teach other cities about climate-change plans
The municipality that has billed itself as “Canada’s most sustainable city“ since 2009 now has some solid evidence to back up the claim.
The November issue of the journal Climatic Change contains a ranking of the climate-change plans of 63 Canadian municipalities — and Kingston comes out on top.
Plans were evaluated based on eight criteria, including how a community sets its climate goals, how effective those goals are, and how it measures and achieves progress.
Municipalities are the “most vulnerable” of all levels of government when it comes to climate change, explains lead author Dave Guyadeen, of the University of Guelph, because they face the most immediate impacts. ”So we wanted to know how they are responding to it,” he says.
So what lessons can Kingston offer other municipalities trying to come up with or improve climate-change plans?
Read Four things Kingston can teach other cities about climate-change plans at TVO by David Rockne Corrigan.