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This news release and backgrounder are released in an active effort to build some momentum around the upcoming Sustainable Communities Conference (Feb 7 – 10) and to promote registration by giving a glimpse into some of there interesting local, sustainability projects the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Green Municipal Fund has funded and that stand out.
FCM President, Taneen Rudyk, issued the following statement at the conclusion of the FCM Board of Directors meetings and Advocacy Days discussions in Ottawa, ON.
Big City Mayors’ Caucus chair and Mayor of Halifax Mike Savage issued this statement following the convening of the caucus in Ottawa.
FCM welcomes the announcement of the federal government’s National Adaptation Strategy – a critical framework that will help to better protect Canadian communities from the effects of extreme weather events made more severe by a changing climate.
FCM was pleased to once again be part of Canada’s representation at COP27 in Sharm El-Sheik, Egypt, where Canadian municipal leadership on climate adaptation and GHG emissions reduction was at the core of critical international conversations.
Local governments are at the frontlines in the fight against climate action. In Canada, municipalities have influence over roughly 50 percent of the nation’s GHG emissions and the ways we live, work and play can have a huge impact.