This video is Part I in the Climate in Focus series.

Are you interested in learning more about the steps your municipality can take to address climate change? Watch this video to develop a core understanding of climate action in Canadian municipalities. You’ll also hear how local governments are making decisions with a climate lens approach.

Watch this video to learn:

  • What is a climate lens?
  • How can your municipality incorporate a climate lens into decision-making and what are the benefits
  • What are the two common goals of every effective municipal climate action plan?
  • Why is it important to consider the triple bottom line (economic, social and environmental outcomes) when making decisions?
  • What inspires municipalities to act on climate change?

Watch: Climate in Focus—Introduction


Helpful definitions

  • Climate action refers to the changes your municipality makes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and strengthen your municipal infrastructure to adapt to climate impacts.
  • Incorporating climate lens in a decision-making approach means considering greenhouse gas emissions and other climate-related impacts and encouraging proactive climate solutions.
Watch the Climate in Focus video series
This video is part of the Climate in Focus video series. Check out all the other videos in the series to learn how your municipality can take climate action.
Climate In Focus—Part II: Getting Started.
Next video: Getting Started

Watch this video to learn how to define a vision for your community and where to find local and regional data about climate impacts on your community.

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Video series: Climate in Focus

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

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This resource was developed by the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (2017-2022). This program was delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.

For more information on climate action funding, resources and training, please visit FCM’s Green Municipal Fund. For more information on asset management and climate resilience grants, training and resources please visit FCM’s Municipal Asset Management Program.

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