February 23, 2021

In 2019, several municipalities across Canada were selected to join the first Showcase Cities cohort led by Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) Canada. The Showcase Cities cohort was a yearlong initiative offering communities intensive support to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and advance local climate adaptation. In recognition of their dedication to the program, several municipalities are being awarded achievement badges. 

GCoM’s achievement badges celebrate municipalities who have committed to becoming leaders in local climate action by transitioning to low-emission, climate resilient societies. The badges are awarded for achievements related to:

  • Mitigation of climate change impacts 
  • Climate adaptation
  • Access to energy
  • Compliance to all three achievements 

2020 Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy Canada badge recipients

City of Burlington

Mayor Marianne Meed Ward

Badges awarded: Mitigation (Target, Plan)

City of Nanaimo

Mayor Leonard Krog

Badges awarded: Adaptation (Goal, Plan)

City of Brampton    

Mayor Patrick Brown

Badges awarded: Mitigation (GHG Inventory, Target, Plan)

Ville de Candiac

Mayor Normand Dyotte

Badges awarded: Mitigation (GHG Inventory, Target)

City of Moncton

Mayor Dawn Arnold

Badge awarded: Mitigation (GHG Inventory)

Ville de Rivière-du-Loup

Mayor Sylvie Vignet

Badge awarded: Mitigation (GHG Inventory)

Town of Orangeville

Mayor Sandy Brown

Badge awarded: Mitigation (GHG Inventory)

Town of New Glasgow

Mayor Nancy Dicks

Badge awarded: Mitigation (GHG Inventory)

City of Kingston

Mayor Bryan Paterson

Badge awarded: Mitigation (GHG Inventory, Target)

Township of Huron-Kinloss

Mayor Mitch Twolan

Badges awarded: Mitigation (GHG Inventory, Target, Plan), Adaptation (CRVA, Goals, Plan)

City of Beaconsfield

Mayor Georges Bourelle

Badges awarded: Mitigation (GHG Inventory), Adaptation (CRVA)

Ville de Prévost

Mayor Paul Germain

Badge awarded: Mitigation (GHG Inventory)

Ville de Laval

Mayor Marc Demers

Badges awarded: Mitigation (GHG Inventory, Target)

Town of Oakville

Mayor Rob Burton

Badges awarded: Mitigation (GHG Inventory, Target, Plan)

District of Ucluelet

Mayor Mayco Noël

Badges awarded: Mitigation (GHG Inventory, Target, Plan)

City of Courtenay

Mayor Bob Wells

Badges awarded: Mitigation (GHG Inventory, Target)

City of Mount Pearl

Mayor Dave Aker

Badge awarded: Mitigation (GHG Inventory)

City of Fredericton

Mayor Mike O'Brien

Badge awarded: Mitigation (GHG Inventory)

City of Ottawa

Mayor Jim Watson

Badge awarded: Mitigation (GHG Inventory)

Learn more about the Global Covenant of Mayors in Canada.

The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy Canada is led by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, ICLEI Canada and the International Urban Cooperation Project through funding from the European Commission.

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