Flooding and severe weather events are happening in Ottawa more frequently than in the past. It’s more important than ever before that the City of Ottawa adapt to climate change by systematically scaling up the development of green infrastructure – living and built systems designed to slow down, soak up and filter rainwater. The City has the tools they need to do this, but the speed of climate change means we need to quickly move beyond pilot projects to widescale implementation.
We, the undersigned, call on the City of Ottawa to prioritize green infrastructure development so that we have a healthy, environmentally rich and climate-resilient city.
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