Webinar – Opportunities and best practices in climate change action: Introduction for elected officials
January 24-31, 2018
Are you an elected official looking for a clear understanding of why your municipality should focus on climate change? Are you wondering how and where to start?
This introductory webinar explores how Canada's climate is changing and the challenges and opportunities this creates for municipalities. Learn ways you can champion climate change action in your community and how you can gain support for climate related initiatives from internal and external stakeholders.
What you will learn:
- Understand the challenges that climate change represents for municipalities
- Recognize the benefits of taking action on climate change in your municipality
- Learn ways to get support for climate related initiatives from internal and external stakeholders
This webinar is intended for elected officials from Canadian communities of all sizes.
English webinar: Leduc, AB, Woodstock, ON
Discover how Leduc, AB is adapting to climate change impacts and how they gained support to develop their Weather and Climate Readiness Action Plan. Hear about the steps Oxford County, ON took to gain support from their council for a resolution that would move them to 100% renewable energy by 2050.
- Bob Young, Mayor, Leduc, AB
- Trevor Birtch, Mayor, Woodstock, ON
- An Introduction to Climate Change for Elected Officials — Dustin Carey, Capacity Building Officer, Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program
- Striving for Sustainable Solutions Through Positive Story — Trevor Birtch, Mayor, Woodstock, ON
- Climate Planning in Leduc — Bob Young, Mayor, Leduc, AB
French webinar: Ville de Sainte-Julie, QC, Ville de Laval, QC
Hear about the steps Ville de Sainte-Julie, QC took to develop and implement its community sustainability plan, Plan Vert. Discover how Laval, QC generated municipal support for their climate change efforts by explaining the link between heart disease and poor air quality.
- Suzanne Roy, Mayor, Ville de Sainte-Julie, QC
- Virginie Dufour, municipal councilor and executive committee member, Ville de Laval, QC
Presentation (Available in original language only)
- Introduction aux changements climatiques pour les élus — Jean-Patrick Toussaint, Capacity Building Advisor, Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program
- Webinaire changements climatiques — Suzanne Roy, Mayor, Ville de Sainte-Julie, QC
- Webinaire sur les changements climatiques Volet adaptation — Virginie Dufour, municipal councilor and executive committee member, Ville de Laval, QC