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<br />REPORT TO: Planning & Strategic Initiatives Committee <br />DATE OF MEETING: November 2, 2015 <br />SUBMITTED BY: Laurie Majcher, Manager – Strategy & Business Planning, 519-741-2200 <br />ext. 7817 <br />PREPARED BY: Laurie Majcher, Manager – Strategy & Business Planning, 519-741-2200 <br />ext. 7817 <br />WARD (S) INVOLVED: All <br />DATE OF REPORT: October 19, 2015 <br />REPORT NO.: CAO-15-024 <br />SUBJECT:City of Kitchener Corporate Climate Action Plan - Terms of Reference <br />__________________________________________________________________________________________ <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />That the proposed terms of reference for the development of a City of Kitchener <br />Corporate Climate Action Plan that addresses both mitigation and adaptation strategies, <br />as outlined in report CAO-15-024, be approved; and <br />That staff be directed to continue to explore options to work in collaboration with the <br />Region of Waterloo, the City of Waterloo and the City of Cambridge for climate change <br />adaptation planning by participating in the Building Adaptive and Resilient <br />Communities (BARC) program offered by ICLEI Canada. <br />BACKGROUND: <br />Kitchener has a long history of acting to reduce greenhouse gases and implementing climate <br />change mitigation measures throughout the corporation. This has been reflected in <br />Kitchener’s Strategic Plan for theEnvironmentsince it was first adopted in 1992 with Energy <br />Systems as a main areas of focus. To achieve the objectives for reduced energy use in the <br />plan, Kitchener has implemented many initiatives since the 1990s—both large and small—to <br />achieve reductions in the production of greenhouse gases (GHG). Examples include: solar <br />roof at the Kitchener Operations Facility, solar heating for the Breithaupt Community Centre <br />pool, ISO 14001 certification for fleet operations; community bike share systems, electric <br />vehicle charging stations; and lighting retrofits. <br />*** This information is available in accessible formats upon request. *** <br />Please call 519-741-2345 or TTY 1-866-969-9994 for assistance. <br />1 1 - - 1 1 <br /> <br />