Workshop: Municipal Climate Change Action Training
In partnership with the Economic Development Council for Manitoba Bilingual Municipalities
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 (Winnipeg, MB)
From coast to coast to coast, local and regional governments are pursuing strategies to monitor and reduce community GHG emissions using the Partners for Climate Protection framework. These hands-on, full-day workshops provided training on various tools and mechanisms that can help local governments manage their energy use and the associated emissions.
Through presentations, demonstrations and discussions, participants learned about creating energy and emissions inventories, choosing an appropriate emissions reduction target, developing a local climate change action plan, and monitoring results. A mock community was used in a series of exercises to help participants work through the process of identifying projects and implementation strategies.
Facilitators shared success stories and leading examples from across the country, along with relevant tools, resources and supporting documents. This workshop's content was customized for Manitoba, featuring local speakers and examples. It was one of six customized regional workshops held across the country.
- Muni Ahlawat — Federation of Canadian Municipalities
- Curt Hall — Climate Change Connection
- Jonathan Connor — ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability
- Dany Robidoux — CDEM's Green Economy Coordinator
- Lindsay Irwin — Green Manitoba
- Climate Context
- Milestone 1: Creating a greenhouse gas emissions inventory and forecast
- Milestone 2: Setting an emissions reductions target
- Milestone 3: Developing a local action plan
- Milestone 4: Implementing the local action plan
- Milestone 5: Monitoring progress and reporting results
- Workshop Exercises