Businesses, stakeholders and members of the public all played a key role in developing Durham’s Community Climate Change Local Action plan, which has now been received by council. Chair of the Durham Region Roundtable on Climate Change, Don Mitchell, says they’ve set some hard targets in dealing with greenhouse gas emissions. The goal is to reduce emissions by 5 per cent by 2015, 20 per cent by 2020 and 80 per cent by 2050. Mitchell says the plan will steer the Region toward becoming a carbon-neutral, sustainable, prosperous and resilient community with a high quality of life. Work isn’t finished for the committee, as the next phase will be centred on a climate adaptation plan to prepare facilities for the future impacts of global warming.