There are ways to address the impacts of climate change and reduce its effects in your community. Both are important to providing your residents with a high quality of life.

Our funding, resources and training have helped develop a responses to climate change that protects your residents, environment and economy. Municipalities have taken concrete actions such as assessing flood risks, reducing GHG emissions from waste collection trucks, encouraging residents to use less polluting forms of transportation and creating environmentally sound policies (e.g., no idling).

This five-year, $75 million program has supported more than 600 municipalities like yours as you work to update your infrastructure and address climate change.

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Key themes
The Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program’s work is centred around the following key themes.
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Climate change adaptation

Help your community adapt to climate change. Improve your infrastructure’s resiliency with help from programs, tools, and training.

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Greenhouse gas reductions

Are you looking for opportunities to reduce your municipality’s GHG emissions? Find programs, training and resources that can assist your community in tackling GHG emissions.

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Climate and Asset Management

Learn about programs and resources that can help your municipality integrate climate considerations into your asset management practices.

Watch our videos
Watch our videos to learn how Canadian municipalities can and are address the challenges and impacts of climate change.
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Video series: Climate in focus

Watch our video series to develop a core understanding of climate action in Canadian municipalities. You’ll also discover climate approaches and resources that can help your community reduce greenhouse gases and adapt to climate impacts.

Video series: Climate resilience and asset management

Watch this video series to learn how municipalities across Canada are making climate action a part of their municipal asset management practices and decision-making.

How to apply a municipal climate lens
Canadian municipalities are increasingly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. It is important that communities take steps to adapt to our changing climate and find ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To address these two areas, we developed these maturity scales to can help your community track and identify steps to reach your climate goals.
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Tool: Climate adaptation maturity scale

Is your community taking action to adapt to the impacts of climate change? Evaluate your actions and track your progress with our free assessment tool.

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Tool: Greenhouse gas emissions reduction maturity scale

Evaluate your municipality's emissions reduction actions using our free assessment tool and use it to track your progress toward improvements over time.

Case studies
Read about initiatives developed through the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program.
Join the network

Does your municipality need free, expert advice and support to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions? FCM now offers free services and training from environmental experts, known as FCM’s regional climate advisors, for municipalities that are members of the FCM-ICLEI Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program. Funding for this initiative is delivered by FCM’s Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program and provided by the Government of Canada.

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The Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program is a five-year $75-million program, delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.

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