Population Type of initiative Grant amount
36,094 Plan (GHG emissions reduction) $99,900

The City of Charlottetown – a member of the FCM-ICLEI Partners for Climate Protection program since 2002 – has demonstrated a lasting commitment to reducing its GHG emissions and recently completed its corporate GHG inventory for 2013-2016.

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Now, with funding from the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP), they are able to complete a community inventory and develop an official GHG Emissions Reduction Plan. The plan aims to contribute to the Province’s emissions reduction target of 40% below 1990 levels by 2030 – and also targets a reduction in community emissions by 80-95% below 1990 levels by 2050.

The City will engage with subject matter experts, local advisory groups, and the public to generate a variety of proposals to reduce emissions and form the basis for the plan. While the plan is focused on GHG reductions, proposals will also be evaluated based on their social and economic benefits, as well as adaptation considerations.

In addition to achieving Milestone 3 of the PCP framework, the City of Charlottetown intends to include in its reduction plan at least one GHG emissions reduction measure that offers the added benefit of adapting the area to climate change impacts, specifically one that protects critical infrastructure from sea level rise, storm surges, and flooding. This plan, informed by up-to-date corporate and community GHG inventories, will set achievable actions to reduce emissions within municipal operations and throughout the community.

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