Action plan on climate earns Burlington international praise


Published June 5, 2023 at 4:31 pm

A global organization that promotes climate leadership says Burlington is doing a great job.

The Global Covenant of Mayors (GCoM) for Climate and Energy has recognized Burlington for its work on controlling emissions that can negatively affect the health of residents and disrupt the environment.

The honours come as a result of the City’s participation in a 2020 showcase initiated by GCoM that assisted municipalities with climate initiatives and tracked the results of CO2 emissions.

By taking part in the program will has been acknowledged for its action in achieving three climate-saving goals: mitigation, adaptation and compliance.

“It’s great to be recognized for all the work that has gone into our climate and energy efforts, but we still have a long way to go,” said Lynn Robichaud, Burlington’s Manager of Environment and Sustainability. “Everyone has a role to play in reducing our carbon footprint, increasing energy efficiencies, and preparing for warmer, wetter and wilder weather.”

The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) is a global alliance for climate leadership, uniting a coalition of over 11,500 cities and local governments from around the world. By 2050, GCoM says cities and local governments could collectively reduce 3.8 billion tons of CO2 emissions per year compared to business as usual, equivalent to more than half of all greenhouse gas emissions in the United States in 2019.

For more information about Burlington’s climate and energy efforts, visit


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