We can see increasing and more severe climate events occurring in our communities. We know it’s important to act, but it can be difficult to know how to get started.

That’s why the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program created our new Climate in Focus video series.

These five videos explore the necessary components of climate action in municipalities. You’ll hear directly from mayors, councillors and climate experts about the steps you can take to help your municipality become more climate resilient. On each of the web pages that house the videos, you’ll find essential tools, resources and case studies. Start your climate action journey today.

Watch. Learn. Discover.
Watch each of the videos in our Climate in Focus series to increase your awareness of climate action in municipalities.
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Part I: Introduction

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.

Climate In Focus—Part II: Getting Started.
Part II: 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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Part III: A Plan for Action

Watch this video to learn how to work with local businesses, academia, and community organizations to develop a climate action plan that addresses your municipality’s unique needs.

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Part IV: Ready. Set. Go.

Watch this video to understand how engaging local community organizations and other municipalities in your region can ensure the success of your climate action plan.

Climate In Focus—Part V: Moving Forward.
Part V: Moving Forward

What are the ways your municipality can determine if its climate action efforts are effective? Watch this video to for an overview on social, environmental, and economic outcomes.

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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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