Project guide

The Regional Municipality of Durham, ON, won a 2018 Sustainable Communities Award for their pioneering approach to developing a community climate adaptation plan. This guide is based on their experience and explains how to develop a high-quality sustainability project. It’s designed for municipal staff and decision makers, and contains award-winning strategies and questions to help your community get started on your own initiative. Discover best practices that can help your municipality:

  • Increase resilience in the face of climate change 
  • Protect vulnerable populations during severe weather events
  • Consider natural capital and green infrastructure in your plans 
  • Expedite recovery after extreme weather events
  • Reduce reliance on emergency assistance and disaster relief funding

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2019 Federation of Canadian Municipalities