Connect with Environmental Experts to Take Action on Climate Change

June 14, 2017

Members passed a resolution at Convention 2017 that urban municipalities take a leadership role in adopting carbon reduction strategies, and a new initative from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and the Government of Canada can help you make that happen. Your municipality now has the chance to connect with an environmetal expert through FCM's Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP).

Regional climate advisors will support a number of activities, including:

  • developing greenhouse gas emissions inventories and local action plans;
  • helping set greenhouse gas emissions targets; identifying and applying for project funding;
  • network building; and
  • providing access to peer learning opportunities. 

With this initiative, regional climate advisors will help municipalities reach their goals towards becoming low-carbon resilient communities, through the Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) Milestone program. More than 300 municipalities of all sizes are already participating in the program, which is free to join.

Municipalities are on the front lines of climate change. They are working to build more climate-resilient communities, often in partnership with the federal government. With influence over half of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, municipalities are also seeking opportunities to scale up local green infrastructure solutions that bring emissions down.