Results from the Workshop on Climate Solutions

Subject: Proceedings of the Workshop on Climate Solutions and Ottawa’s New Official Plan
Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2020 13:01:53 -0500
From: Daniel Buckles <dbuckles@sas2.net>

Hello. We are delighted to share with you results from the workshop “Climate Solutions and Ottawa’s Official Plan”, held at Bayview Yards November 15 and 16, 2019 and attended by more than 120 people.

The new website, https://www.ottawaclimatesolutions.net/ includes priorities and policy actions developed by 11 discussion groups, on Nature, Food, Buildings and Transportation, as well as the Economy. It also contains several outstanding videos relevant to the ongoing development of Ottawa’s new Official Plan (from Dianne Saxe, former Environment Commissioner for the Province of Ontario, and from Mitchell Beer, the Managing Editor of Ottawa-based The Energy Mix).

Importantly, the site provides you with an opportunity to comment and contribute to the ongoing development of “The People’s Plan for Ottawa’s Climate Emergency”. To do so, and to build momentum behind climate action, Sign Up to the Forum.

Finally, hold the date March 7, 2020 for the next workshop of the People’s Official Plan (POP), to be hosted by the Healthy Transportation Coalition, the Federation of Citizen’s Associations, Ecology Ottawa, The Greenspace Alliance of Canada’s Capital and other partners in the POP working group. It will focus on organizing informed action against expansion of the current urban boundary by showing that just and healthy intensification is possible!

Daniel Buckles (CAFES and Board member of the Greenspace Alliance) and Paul Johanis (Chair of the Greenspace Alliance)

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