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FCM and its Members are Leaders in Innovative Solutions to Climate Change

FCM is leading a movement to improve sustainability in Canadian cities and communities while also driving innovation. Municipal governments are developing and implementing a range of green practices and technologies, placing Canada's cities and communities on the front line of the fight against climate change.

Here are a few examples of green practices and programs which are driving change in Canadian cities and communities:

  • FCM in partnership with the Government of Canada established the Green Municipal Fund. Through this fund, we develop innovative projects that protect the environment, improve energy-efficiency and reduce GHG emissions.
  • Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) Program works with municipalities to set GHG reduction targets and then develop and implement action plans to achieve these targets. The PCP Program is a partnership with ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, the official representative of local governments to the United Nations.
  • Municipalities construct energy-efficient buildings and retrofit existing ones, divert waste from landfills and build better transportation infrastructure.
  • Municipalities are creating renewable district and distributed energy, and leveraging electric vehicle infrastructure and electrified public transit. They are implementing near-zero GHG waste plans.


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Page Updated: 05/10/2017