County joins Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) Program

County Council

Cobourg, ON – June 19, 2019 – County Council has agreed that Northumberland County will join the Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program and commit to adopting a greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target of 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. As part of this program, Council has endorsed the Government of Canada’s commitment to the Paris Agreement to limit the global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius, and has committed to achieving the milestones set out in the PCP five-milestone framework. This includes creating a baseline emissions inventory and forecast, setting emissions reduction targets, developing and implementing an action plan, and reporting on progress.