Since May 2022, the Township of Mapleton and CIMA+ have been working together in developing the Township’s 2021 Greenhouse Gas Inventory, a detailed listing of all emissions sources within the defined Township’s boundary, in aims of gaining an understanding of which sectors and activities are contributing to the overall footprint of the Township.
The objectives of the GHG Inventory developed in compliance with the Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Inventories (GPC) are to:
• Develop a comprehensive and robust GHG inventory to better understand the emissions contributions of different activities in the community,
• Establish a base year GHG emissions inventory, set GHG reduction targets and track performance,
• Ensure consistent and transparent measurement and reporting of GHG emissions.
Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee
The environmental stewardship advisory committee is an Advisory Body established to fully engage the residents of Mapleton Township that provides advice and recommendations to council on policies, by-laws, plans, programs, and issues related to climate change mitigation and adaptation. This includes but not limited to GHG emissions reduction, carbon sequestration, ecosystem protection and restoration, and community engagement.
Once a committee is appointed the Terms of Reference will be reviewed with the committee and then brought to council for adoption.