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 250 municipalities have joined PCP, making a public commitment to reduce emissions. PCP membership covers all provinces and territories and accounts for more than 80 per cent of the Canadian population.
PCP is the Canadian component of ICLEI's Cities for Climate Protection (CCP) network, which involves more than 1,100 communities worldwide. PCP is a partnership between the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and ICLEI — Local Governments for Sustainability.
The program empowers municipalities to take action against climate change through a five-milestone process that guides members in creating GHG inventories, setting realistic and achievable GHG reduction targets, developing local action plans, and implementing plans using specific, measurable actions to reduce emissions.
PCP receives financial support from FCM's Green Municipal Fund.
To mark PCP's 20th anniversary, the 2013 National Measures Report presents a collection of case studies on municipalities that have achieved Milestone 5 — one of the top distinctions for PCP members.
FCM, ICLEI and Canadian local governments are celebrating 20 years of raising awareness and taking action on climate change through the PCP program. Explore the program's evolution with this interactive overview of the past two decades.
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.
Read about PCP's monitoring and reporting guidelines, developed to help municipalities assess progress towards their emission reduction goals and reassess their local action plan.
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.