Webinar: Scaled innovations
Small community climate action
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Regardless of location, demographic profile or scope of operations, Canadian municipalities are recognizing and addressing climate impacts in their communities. Cities and communities are creating detailed action plans, developing policies that foster local sustainability, and implementing projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase energy efficiency and position themselves to adapt to a changing climate.
The approach and priorities will vary, and the complexity level may differ, but all municipalities are facing the challenge of delivering more while facing resource and capacity constraints.
This webinar looks at the innovations smaller municipalities (with populations under 10,000) have implemented to address climate change in their locales. These municipalities' key challenges, and what others can take away from their experiences, will also be explored.
- Amery Boyer, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Annapolis Royal, NS
- Michael Epp, Municipal Planner, Town of Gibsons, BC
- Kimberly Bittermann, Climate Change Adaptation Coordinator, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
- Town of Annapolis Royal LED Streetlight Conversion Project
- Climate Action in Small Communities — Upper Gibsons District Energy U tility
- Community Vulnerability Assessment Tool