Signing the Hamilton Climate Change Action Charter is a way to show commitment to tackle the causes and consequences of climate change. It represents a broad public statement that any Hamilton individual or organization can make.
By signing you agree that:
Scientific evidence shows climate change is happening now. There is consensus that greenhouse gas emissions caused by human activity are seriously affecting Earth’s climate;
Climate change is having increasingly negative impacts on all of Hamilton’s residents, environments, and economy;
We need to take responsibility and act to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for climate change impacts in ways that promote economic prosperity, health and environmental benefits for all; and
It is important for individuals and organizations to share ideas and best practices and coordinate efforts to accomplish these goals as effectively as possible.
By signing you commit to:
Keep informed on climate change and its impacts - you can do this by signing up for our newsletter (http://eepurl.com/Bn6Yj)
Measure your current contribution to climate change
Set target to reducing your greenhouse gas emissions
Take responsibility for these climate change commitments
Celebrate successes in reducing emissions and creating resiliency during Hamilton's Climate Change Action Month every October
Get involved in the community to collectively address climate change
To see the full text of the charter visit http://climatechangehamilton.ca/sign-the-charter/about-the-charter/