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 and acting on climate change. Since the program's inception in 1994, over 240 municipalities have joined PCP, making a public commitment to reduce emissions. These members cover all provinces and territories, and account for more than 80% 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 framework that helps members to create GHG inventories, set realistic and achievable reduction targets, and develop and deliver local action plans along with measurable actions to reduce emissions.
PCP receives financial support from FCM's Green Municipal Fund.
Read about five municipalities joining ranks of Canada's GHG reduction champions, having achieved Milestone 5 of the PCP milestone framework.
PCP participates in the MC3 project, which brings together academics and municipalities in British Columbia to identify emerging best practices and share knowledge gained through community-based climate change initiatives. Read more about the project.
The PCP Milestone Tool is a user-friendly, web-based resource that helps local governments to prepare greenhouse gas (GHG) emission inventories, and monitor and manage emissions generated at the local level.
Municipalities in Canada and across the world are experiencing more storms, droughts, floods, and other unusual weather activity.
PCP 20th Anniversary call for submissions
Since 1994, FCM and ICLEI have delivered programming to engage Canadian municipalities in taking action against climate change. Help us celebrate 20 years of climate action in Canada by sharing your stories.