Climate change and the new Official Plan Information Session

11 Feb 2021

Climate change and the new Official Plan Information Session

February 23, 6:30 to 8:30 pm


To achieve its vision to be the most livable mid-sized city in North America, Ottawa must be an energy conscious city where people can live, work and play in all future climate conditions.

The new Official Plan policies integrate climate change using two distinct pathways:

  1. Mitigation: actions that reduce the amount of greenhouse gases the city emits
  2. Adaptation: actions that prepare us for the impacts of a changing climate

We are holding a virtual information session on February 23, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm where you can find out more about how the City will use it’s planning policies and rules to facilitate local action on climate change and prepare us for the impacts of a changing climate. An introduction to a new implementation tool called the High-performance Development Standard will also be provided. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer period with the project team.

The session will be held on YouTube at : https://youtu.be/H0rr2rgwA8o /

The information session can be watched live on February 23 at 6:30 pm or at your convenience.

Registration for the event is not necessary but if you would like to register to be sent a reminder email about the event, please complete registration form.

If you have any questions about the session, please email climatechange@ottawa.ca.

Summary of the climate change policies in the draft Official Plan

The presentation will cover a summary of the climate change policies in the draft Official Plan as well as an introduction to a new implementation tool called the High-performance Development Standard.

The summary of the climate change policies in the draft Official Plan explains how climate change has been addressed in the Official Plan – both for mitigation (reducing greenhouse gas emissions) and adaptation (actions that can help respond to the effects of climate change).

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