City not doing enough to combat climate change: Ecology Ottawa

By Alex Goudge, City News, December 7, 2020

Non-profit organization Ecology Ottawa feels the City of Ottawa's plans to help fight climate change in the capital don't go far enough.

This comes as the City of Ottawa released new data on emissions, ahead of its Standing Committee of Environmental Protection, Water and Waste Management meeting on December 15.

Ecology Ottawa Executive Director Robb Barnes says the new data, which shows community greenhouse gas emissions from 2019, demonstrates emissions are continuing to rise in Ottawa, and adds, he hasn't seen levels this high since before the provincial phase-out of coal.

Barnes blames a lack of municipal leadership.

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