This video is Part II in the Climate in Focus series.

Municipalities are on the front lines addressing climate change. Strong and informed municipal decision-making and policy planning is a key element in developing climate-resilient communities. Watch this video to learn how your municipality can take action on climate change.

Watch this video to discover:  

  • How to define a vision for your community
  • Where to find local and regional data about climate impacts on your community
  • How communities are working together to address shared concerns
  • The importance of equity and early community engagement
  • The benefits of integrating sustainability and climate considerations into all your municipality’s operations

Watch: Getting Started


Helpful definitions

  • Systems thinking is a holistic approach that focuses on the way that a system's constituent parts are interconnected and how they can be put towards achieving a specific objective over time
Resources mentioned in the video
Check out these resources mentioned in the Climate in Focus video you just watched:
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The Canadian Centre for Climate Service’s portal is a climate data portal created to support Canadian decision makers by providing the most up to date climate data in easy to use formats and visualizations.

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Tool for municipal clean energy program development

Use the Energy Poverty and Equity Explorer tool to better understand energy poverty in your municipality and develop clean energy programs to reduce it.

Watch the Climate in Focus video series
This video is part of the Climate in Focus video series. Check out all the other videos in the series to learn how your municipality can take climate action.
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Next video: A Plan for Action

Watch this video to learn how to work with local businesses, academia, and community organizations to develop a climate action plan that addresses your municipality’s unique needs.

Climate In Focus—Part I: Introduction
Previous video: Climate in Focus—Introduction

Are you interested in learning more about the steps your municipality can take to address climate change? Watch this video to develop a core understanding of climate action in Canadian municipalities.

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This resource was developed by the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (2017-2022). This program was delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.

For more information on climate action funding, resources and training, please visit FCM’s Green Municipal Fund. For more information on asset management and climate resilience grants, training and resources please visit FCM’s Municipal Asset Management Program.

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