Partners for Climate Protection
The Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program is a network of Canadian municipal governments that have committed to reducing greenhouse gases (GHG) and to acting on climate change. Since the program's inception in 1994, over 350 municipalities have joined PCP, making a public commitment to reduce GHG emissions. PCP membership covers all provinces and territories and accounts for more than 65 per cent of the Canadian population.
The PCP program is managed and delivered by FCM and ICLEI Canada. FCM and ICLEI Canada form the PCP Secretariat, which provides administrative and technical support, develops tools and resources, and delivers capacity building activities to support members in reducing local GHG emissions. The Secretariat also provides national recognition for member achievements.
The program empowers municipalities to take action against climate change through a five-milestone process that guides members in creating GHG inventories, setting GHG reduction targets, developing local action plans, implementing actions to reduce emissions, and monitoring and reporting on results.
PCP receives financial support from the Government of Canada and ICLEI Canada.
Regional climate advisors across Canada provide free expertise, resources and training to PCP members, to help municipalities reduce GHGs. Learn more and contact an advisor.
Join the PCP Hub, a free online tool for Partners for Climate Protection members. Share best practices, ask questions and stay current on program and funding news.
Get to know the local heroes from municipalities across Canada taking action on change. Read their interviews and contact them to share knowledge and experience.
Navigate the process of setting the greenhouse gas reduction targets for your local climate action plan.
Learn more about the plans, strategies and actions helped PCP members reach Milestone 5, and use these success stories to inspire and support climate change initiatives in your municipality.
The PCP Milestone Tool is a user-friendly, web-based resource that helps local governments to prepare GHG emission inventories, and monitor and manage emissions generated at the local level.