King Climate Change Action Plan

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The King Climate Action Plan is a community wide plan to best mitigate, adapt and improve resilience to the effects and impacts of climate change on a local level both in the near and far term. This plan aims to provide a framework of future priorities, actions, studies and pilots. Directing the Township towards a resilient, adapted future allowing King Township to excel as a climate driven municipality in Ontario and Canada.


The King Climate Action Plan is a community wide plan to best mitigate, adapt and improve resilience to the effects and impacts of climate change on a local level both in the near and far term. This plan aims to provide a framework of future priorities, actions, studies and pilots. Directing the Township towards a resilient, adapted future allowing King Township to excel as a climate driven municipality in Ontario and Canada.


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    Hello Joshua, I have reviewed the Climate Change Report that will be presented to Council at the COW. It is quite comprehensive, and I can see lots of thought and work behind it. I am looking to clarify what "promote ESA enhancement" means in the Action Plan on Pg 63 of the Building Block - Our Natural System. I am sure that it was described somewhere but could not find it in the acronym section. I am glad to see statements that talk about tree restoration programs but I am concerned that there isn't language that address saving trees. Our canopy has been eroding significantly on urban private properties as well as rural woodlots. As you know It take a long time to replace very large tress, and these large trees mitigate the impact of GHG emissions as well as severe climate changes. In the Report Card for ESA Enhancement, any thought to documenting canopy decreases through human destruction. There have been so many trees cutdown the offset action item will not have near enough effect to the tree removals. We need a tree Bylaw! I think that it would be effective if this destruction is recorded, either through photos or google earth pictures in addition to trees planted. Once could easily conclude shortfalls. Joshua, thank you for your service! Janet Mior

    jjmsk869 asked 4 months ago

    Hi Janet, 

    Thank you for reaching out with this question and feedback. First, ESA stands for Environmentally Significant Area, this action aims to better enhance these key environmental areas to make our natural areas more resilient, healthy, and diverse, with one example you noted of restoration programs. In regards to the comment about the language around saving trees and tree protection, this is something we have heard from the community and will be sure to include in stronger language. With the action of protecting trees (especially large mature trees), there will likely be language for KPI’s and action items for a tree-bylaw or variation of it. King has been and is working with the conservation authorities presently to determine tree/ canopy cover on regular basis to ensure we understand how we are trending and areas to target for improvement at a local scale and within a regional context.

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