Partners for Climate Protection
The Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program is a network of Canadian municipal governments that have committed to reducing greenhouse gases (GHG) and to acting on climate change. Since the program's inception in 1994, over 300 municipalities have joined PCP, making a public commitment to reduce emissions. PCP membership covers all provinces and territories and accounts for more than 65 per cent of the Canadian population.
PCP is the Canadian component of ICLEI's Cities for Climate Protection (CCP) network, which involves more than 1,100 communities worldwide. PCP is a partnership between the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and ICLEI — Local Governments for Sustainability.
The program empowers municipalities to take action against climate change through a five-milestone process that guides members in creating GHG inventories, setting realistic and achievable GHG reduction targets, developing local action plans, and implementing plans using specific, measurable actions to reduce emissions.
PCP receives financial support from FCM's Green Municipal Fund.
Join the PCP Hub, a free online tool for Partners for Climate Protection members. Share best practices, ask questions and stay current on program and funding news.
Get to know the local heroes from municipalities across Canada taking action on change. Read their interviews and contact them to share knowledge and experience.
Navigate the process of setting the greenhouse gas reduction targets for your local climate action plan.
Read the report for an overview of climate change action plans being adopted in municipalities of all sizes across Canada.
Learn more about the plans, strategies and actions helped PCP members reach Milestone 5, and use these success stories to inspire and support climate change initiatives in your municipality.
The PCP Milestone Tool is a user-friendly, web-based resource that helps local governments to prepare GHG emission inventories, and monitor and manage emissions generated at the local level.