Climate Change

Urban governments have unique expertise - they understand local needs and how to meet them. This expertise gives hometowns an advantage when it comes to adapting to climate change. Saskatchewan's hometowns are working to be leaders in building safe, resilient, and green communities, but need support. In 2018, SUMA developed a climate change policy advocating for provincial support of municipal efforts. Check out our Climate Change Policy.

The 2018 policy builds on SUMA's Climate Change Adaptation Policy.

Hometown Projects

Saskatchewan hometowns are doing great things. In 2017, Saskatchewan hometowns resolved to show urban municipal leadership in adopting carbon reduction strategies while opposing carbon pricing. And at Convention 2018, members passed two resolutions, one on LED lighting and another on renewable energy production. At the same convention, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe encouraged municipalities to promote initiatives that reduce their carbon footprint. See how Saskatchewan's hometowns are reducing emissions and building resilience. And if your hometown is working on a project, let us know at suma@suma.org.

The Provincial Strategy

Prairie Resilience: A Made-in-Saskatchewan Climate Change Strategy 

 

Resources

Federal Gas Tax Fund (administered by the Government of Saskatchewan)

Federation of Canadian Municipalities' Climate Innovation Program

Federation of Canadian Municipalities' Green Municipal Fund

Federation of Canadian Municipalities' Partners for Climate Protection

Government of Canada EcoAction Community Funding Program

Government of Canada Low Carbon Economy Challenge

SaskPower Municipal Ice Rink Program

Water Security Agency Flood Damage Reduction Program