A powerful collaboration between the Cities of Hamilton and Burlington and the Centre for Climate Change Management at Mohawk College.
At its core, BACCO is a commitment by the Cities and Mohawk College to address climate change on a regional scale - sharing resources, expertise, and best practices to accelerate climate change action.
The Bay Area Climate Change Office (BACCO) partners work together on:
- Community engagement and outreach - educating and informing community members about climate change
- Supporting the Bay Area Climate Change Council (BACCC)
- Evaluating and supporting market readiness for deep energy retrofits in the residential and commercial sectors
- Supporting information sharing and collaboration on regional climate issues
- In 2018, BACCO commissioned a regional GHG inventory. These inventories are used by both Cities and the Bay Area Climate Change Council (BACCC) to inform priority actions on climate change in the coming years.”
The Bay Area Climate Change Council (BACCC) is a broad based collaborative of numerous organizations across Hamilton and Burlington working to drive climate action. BACCC's vision is for the Bay Area to be a thriving and resilient net zero carbon community by 2050.
To date, BACCC has supported the City of Hamilton and Burlington's climate change emergency declarations and consulted on both community's climate energy plans. In order to reach net zero by 2050, BACCC is working and collaborating with partners to cut carbon emissions in the big three emitting sectors: buildings, transportation and local industry.
BACCC is supported by the Cities of Hamilton and Burlington and administratively housed at Mohawk College in the Centre for Climate Change Management.
To connect with the Bay Area Climate Change Council, contact info [at] bayareaclimate.ca.
- If you are looking for ways to make a difference in climate change mitigation or adaptation, get in touch with us.
- Do you have questions about our regional partnership or the Bay Area Climate Change Office? Contact us anytime at climatechange [at] mohawkcollege.ca.