Huron County, Ontario – As a result of funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities through the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program, the County of Huron has recently developed a Corporate Climate Change Adaptation Plan. The plan identifies what climate change looks like in Huron County, the County’s vision to address climate change, and priority areas for action, including infrastructure, health and safety, and engagement with partners. Through this plan, the County has committed to being a leader in taking action to reduce, respond to, and recover from the impacts of climate change.
Given that municipalities play a vital role in supporting communities, and are often responsible for responding to the impacts of climate change, the County recognizes the importance of taking action. In recent years, Huron County has seen more extreme weather events, localized flooding, and variable weather patterns, which are only a few examples of events that are expected to increase with climate change. It is increasingly important that, as a corporation, the County prepares for future changes and ensures that the strategies and resources are in place to address these crises.
“The County is dedicated to doing its part in preparing to respond and recover from future climate-related events,” said Warden Jim Ginn. “By taking the actions identified in the Plan, we will become a stronger, more resilient corporation, allowing us to better serve our community long term.”
The plan combines knowledge from County staff and the community, to put forth strategies that will be implemented over the next 5 years. These strategies will help to improve the resiliency of the County’s services, operations, and assets to the impacts of climate change.
For more information on the County of Huron’s Corporate Climate Change Adaptation Plan, please visit https://connectedcountyofhuron.ca/corporate-climate-change-adaptation-plan or contact the County’s Planning Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The County of Huron asks the community to continue respecting all public health guidelines, including performing hand hygiene, practicing physical distancing, wearing masks and staying home if ill. Stay informed on the COVID-19 situation in Huron County by visiting the Huron-Perth Public Health website.