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Policy Proposal Notice:   EBR Registry Number:   012-3452
Title:
Climate Change Discussion Paper
 
Ministry:
Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
Date Proposal loaded to the Registry:
February 12, 2015
 
 
Keyword(s):   Air  |  Health  |  Land  |  Water
The comment period for this proposal is now over.
 
Description of Policy:

Climate change is the defining issue of our time.

The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change is engaging the people, businesses and communities of Ontario in a dialogue on climate change, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and fostering strong economic growth.

That feedback will help inform a strategy and action plan to be announced later this year.

The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change is posting a discussion paper that proposes a path forward and guiding principles for climate change action.

The paper outlines Ontario’s long term vision for transformation to a low-carbon economy and suggests specific immediate actions. Key themes include:

  • Key sector-specific actions such as productivity improvements in transportation, industry, buildings, electricity, agriculture and waste by building on existing climate-critical provincial initiatives;
  • Supporting science, research, and technology as critical element of long-term transformation and to help drive economic growth;
  • Working with partners to promote climate resilience and risk management in key areas;
  • Putting a price on carbon to encourage clean technology research, development and investment.

Purpose of Policy:

The purpose of this discussion paper is to invite comments through a series of questions at the end of the paper.

Your answers will help inform a climate change strategy and action plan to be released in 2015.

Public Consultation:

This proposal was posted for a 45 day public review and comment period starting February 12, 2015. Comments were to be received by March 29, 2015.

All comments received during the comment period are being considered as part of the decision-making process by the Ministry.

Please Note: All comments and submissions received have become part of the public record.


Other Public Consultation Opportunities:

MOECC will also engage the public through the climate change section of the Government of Ontario’s website (www.ontario.ca/climatechange) and through social media by using the hashtag #ONclimate, as well as through Town Hall style regional meetings across the province.

For specific information, please visit www.ontario.ca/climatechange.


 
Contact:

Kathy Hering
Senior Policy Analyst
Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
Climate Change and Environmental Policy Division
Air Policy and Climate Change Branch
77 Wellesley Street West
Floor 10
Toronto Ontario
M7A2T5
Phone: (416) 326-8092

Additional Information:

The following government offices have additional information regarding this Proposal. To arrange a viewing of these documents please call the Ministry Contact or the Office listed below.

Air Policy and Climate Change Branch
77 Wellesley Street West
Floor 10
Toronto Ontario
M7A2T5
Phone: (416) 325-5998

The documents linked below are provided for the purposes of enhancing public consultation.
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