Helping Businesses Become Resilient in the Face of Climate Change
Partners in Project Green’s Natural Infrastructure and Climate Resiliency programming helps property managers, commercial developers, industrial manufacturers, institutional facilities, and business owners understand their climate risks and identify opportunities to mitigate those risks. PPG provides support to take action and become more resilient through nature-based solutions.
This programming focuses on natural infrastructure, also referred to as Low Impact Development (LID), which utilizes the environmental services that nature provides as a method of building resiliency to climate change while creating a host of co-benefits. According to the International Panel on Climate Change Sixth Assessment Report by Working Group III – Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, natural infrastructure is a form of “climate-resilient development”. Climate-resilient development is an approach to climate action that combines mitigation with adaptation and an excellent opportunity for businesses to make an impact.
While natural infrastructure can take shape in many ways, one of the most effective outcomes is reducing impermeable surfaces such as concrete and asphalt, and replacing them with grass, gardens, gravel, or other solutions. These enhancements allow water to soak into the ground rather than run off into municipal storm drains, or into your building.
PPG natural infrastructure and climate resiliency programming seek to reduce the prevalence of impermeable surfaces in the Greater Toronto Area through the on-site implementation of natural infrastructure on corporate properties, and through business-led sponsorship of stormwater offset projects.
The Business Case for Natural Infrastructure
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Partners in Project Green will support you in determining what alignment makes sense for your business on its journey to building climate resilience through natural infrastructure. PPG will begin by establishing connectivity with the municipal programs of interest, industry experts, and service and technology vendors that we represent and support.
Greening Corporate Grounds
Do you want to future-proof your business by investing in nature?
If you’re a business in the City of Mississauga with a facility in the jurisdiction of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), you could receive a FREE implementation-ready Sustainable Landscaping Assessment and Action Plan.
Water and Climate Resiliency Consortium
PPG’s Water and Climate Resiliency Consortium will create and foster an exclusive group of sustainability professionals who meet on a regular basis to exchange learnings, share best practices and new technologies related to water and climate resilience and strategize solutions to shared challenges. Recruitment will begin in fall 2022. Stay tuned for more details.
Interested in learning more?
Contact: Chaya Chengappa, Program Manager