GBCAN is a grassroots network of citizens’ groups working with our municipalities to address climate change.
The First Annual Report is now available in PDF, by clicking the link below:
Despite challenges due to the pandemic, our inaugural year has been a good one. Through our shared commitment, we have deepened our understanding, strengthened our resolve and expanded our impact on regional opportunities to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change. Looking ahead, there are already several initiatives underway or planned.
We will continue cultivating relationships with both our Federal MP and Provincial MPP to respectfully advocate for a focused and proactive response to Climate Change from their governments.
Many municipalities in Grey-Bruce have already begun a review of their Official Plan and some are developing Climate Action Plans (CAP). We will continue to urge municipalities to ensure that a climate lens is consciously and explicitly brought to the Official Plan review and that our rich natural infrastructure is given a strong profile and role. As Grey County nears completion of its CAP, we anticipate and hope for even greater collaboration with lower tier municipalities on developing Municipal CAPs.
It is possible for municipalities to receive funding, advice and support in creating CAPs through membership in the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program.
The PCP program is a national network of over 400 municipalities with the shared goal of taking action against climate change and reducing local greenhouse gas emissions. Membership is free. Several municipalities, including Northern Bruce Peninsula, West Grey, and Georgian Bluffs have already/or plan to join the FCM PCP program. We will encourage the other municipalities in our region to become members.