County of Huron Corporate Climate Change Adaptation Plan

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Municipalities are often at the forefront of responding to the impacts of climate change. In order to prepare for future changes, municipalities need to take action.

The County of Huron is committed to being a leader in taking action to reduce, respond to, and recover from the impacts of climate change on the corporation and our communities. Through the development of a Corporate Climate Change Adaptation Plan (CCCAP), the County will implement strategies to improve the resiliency of corporate services and operations to ensure we are prepared for the future.

The information below is intended to raise awareness about climate change in the community. It is important that we are all informed and engaged about the risks climate change could bring to Huron County. The County will use the gathered information to tailor how we continue to engage the community as we work to implement the CCCAP, support local residents, and encourage adaptation.



What is Climate Change?

Climate change refers to long-term variations in average weather patterns for a region. These variations are measured over several decades, and may affect temperature and precipitation patterns, among other variables. Climate change is caused by natural variability and human activity.

Weather is different from climate, as it refers to changes that occur over a short period of time. Weather can change from day to day, or from year to year.


Mitigation vs. Adaptation

There are two ways to take action against climate change:

  1. Mitigation – refers to reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that are contributing to climate change. In other words, mitigation helps to address the cause of the problem.
  2. Adaptation – refers to making changes to human and natural systems to respond to the future impacts of climate change. In other words, adaptation attempts to address the effects of the problem.

Adaptation and mitigation are different strategies, however both are needed in order to take action against climate change. The County sees the CCCAP as an opportunity to begin taking action towards both goals by implementing strategies that help prepare for future changes while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Click here to learn more about our efforts.


Local Impacts

Climate change is already affecting Huron County. In recent years changing conditions have led to more extreme weather events, localized flooding, and variable weather patterns. These are just a few examples of events that are expected to increase with climate change.

Some of the ways that climate change could impact Huron County in the future include:

  • Rising temperatures,
  • More rain and snow,
  • Higher wind speeds, and
  • More extreme weather events – including floods and ice storms

If you are interested in learning more about these trends, see the summary of Climate Projections for Huron County.



Municipalities are often at the forefront of responding to the impacts of climate change. In order to prepare for future changes, municipalities need to take action.

The County of Huron is committed to being a leader in taking action to reduce, respond to, and recover from the impacts of climate change on the corporation and our communities. Through the development of a Corporate Climate Change Adaptation Plan (CCCAP), the County will implement strategies to improve the resiliency of corporate services and operations to ensure we are prepared for the future.

The information below is intended to raise awareness about climate change in the community. It is important that we are all informed and engaged about the risks climate change could bring to Huron County. The County will use the gathered information to tailor how we continue to engage the community as we work to implement the CCCAP, support local residents, and encourage adaptation.



What is Climate Change?

Climate change refers to long-term variations in average weather patterns for a region. These variations are measured over several decades, and may affect temperature and precipitation patterns, among other variables. Climate change is caused by natural variability and human activity.

Weather is different from climate, as it refers to changes that occur over a short period of time. Weather can change from day to day, or from year to year.


Mitigation vs. Adaptation

There are two ways to take action against climate change:

  1. Mitigation – refers to reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that are contributing to climate change. In other words, mitigation helps to address the cause of the problem.
  2. Adaptation – refers to making changes to human and natural systems to respond to the future impacts of climate change. In other words, adaptation attempts to address the effects of the problem.

Adaptation and mitigation are different strategies, however both are needed in order to take action against climate change. The County sees the CCCAP as an opportunity to begin taking action towards both goals by implementing strategies that help prepare for future changes while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Click here to learn more about our efforts.


Local Impacts

Climate change is already affecting Huron County. In recent years changing conditions have led to more extreme weather events, localized flooding, and variable weather patterns. These are just a few examples of events that are expected to increase with climate change.

Some of the ways that climate change could impact Huron County in the future include:

  • Rising temperatures,
  • More rain and snow,
  • Higher wind speeds, and
  • More extreme weather events – including floods and ice storms

If you are interested in learning more about these trends, see the summary of Climate Projections for Huron County.