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Climate Change

Climate change is recognized as one of our most serious global environmental problems, and results from an accumulation of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere. Recognizing the importance of dealing with climate change, on November 25, 1998, the City of Winnipeg committed to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Partners for Climate Protection (PCP).

The commitment to reduce GHG emissions is recognized in A Sustainable Winnipeg, the City's sustainability strategy.

Like many municipalities, the City of Winnipeg opted to pursue a corporate GHG reduction plan before beginning a community-wide plan.  The City completed one corporate GHG reduction plan (20% reduction) in 2008 and has embarked on a second plan (for an additional 20% reduction).

If you'd like more information about climate change and to learn about what you can do, please visit the following sites:

  • Bye Bye Beaters Program
    Vehicle scrap page programs have been in operation for numerous years and in Canada alone since 1996. The objective is to remove vehicles from the road that are 1995 and older since they produce significantly higher vehicle emissions levels.
  • Climate Change Connection
    Climate Change Connection aims to build awareness and to empower Manitobans to take action and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions - both individually and as a community. Climate Change Connection will work to assist Manitobans to make the changes necessary to live more sustainable and climate-friendly lifestyles.
Last update: February 10, 2016
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