Kayla Goodfield, News CTV Toronto
Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 11:33 AM EST
Until 2030, Ontario expects its emissions to fall by 30 percent below the levels reached in 2005, according to a new climate change plan for CTV News Toronto.
Environmental Minister Rod Phillips is expected to release details of the plan at a press conference on Thursday afternoon at Nobleton, Ont.
The Ontario Progressive Conservative government says they believe this plan, which includes Ontario at a meeting with their stake in Paris in 2030, "helps us respond to our most serious environmental challenges in a responsible, efficient, measurable and balanced way."
The new plan replaces the now-removed kap-and-trade system and will not put the price on carbon, a federal request that the provincial government plans to cause in court.
Ontario has made about $ 3 billion in bottlenecks and stores after the system was introduced in 2015 by the former liberal government. The aligned PC government has canceled the program on October 31. In his statement in the Pacific, published last week, Tories said the province lost 1.5 billion dollars in revenue due to the cancellation of the program.
We highlight a new plan and obligation:
Improve understanding how climate change will affect the province of Ontario by implementing provincial impact assessments to determine where and how climate change is likely to affect communities, critical infrastructure, the economy and the natural environment. The assessment will provide an analysis to the government, municipalities, businesses, indigenous communities and residents of Ontario to help build guidance for future decision making.
Modernizing building codes to ensure homes and construction could best endure extreme weather conditions, including affordable adaptation measures that would significantly reduce the impact of underwater flooding.
Reduce emissions from heavy vehicles such as commercial trucks, redesigning emission testing programs, and enforcing road emission standards.
Protection of Large Lakes by monitoring sewage overflow from municipal wastewater treatment systems in the province during work with municipalities to ensure conscious overflow incidents for residents.
Focus on waste and scrap initiatives, including the implementation of a "day of action" dedicated to cleaning litters in Ontario communities.
Increase access to parks and green areas across the province of Ontario by about 10 percent or about one million visitors to protect the natural environment.