District Unveils New Climate Strategy
Muskoka District Council approved a comprehensive climate strategy last week.
The strategy, titled “A New Leaf: Muskoka’s Climate Strategy” is a set of integrated directions and practical actions proposed to manage and reduce Muskoka’s contribution to climate change to prevent or minimize the impacts of projected local climatic changes. The strategy also includes Muskoka’s corporate climate change action plan which is design to strengthen Muskoka’s resiliency to climatic changes and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.
The strategy follows a Climate Emergency declaration made by Muskoka District Council on October 19th. Over the past several months, District staff have worked closely with members of Climate Action Muskoka, who have expressed their support for the strategy, and who have agreed to continue to work in partnership with the District to ensure that meaningful climate action is undertaken across the community.
The District says the strategy will launch in early 2021 through the District’s engagement platform EngageMuskoka, and the District will seek participation from community members and stakeholders to be become involved in the strategy as it unfolds.