This webinar is part of the Climate Governance, Accountability, and Implementation Series, where we will learn about different structures of climate governance and ways for municipalities to be answerable and transparent about the actions required to mitigate and adapt to climate change effectively. We will feature municipal presentations sharing their experience thus far in several webinars, followed by an in-person workshop to explore which structures can be transferable within other jurisdictions’ contexts and what other ways can support the more progressive implementation of climate actions.
In this third webinar of the series, Amanda Burke and Dawn Smith will share experiences from the City of Calgary’s Climate Governance and Reporting Team and how The City has evolved its climate governance processes and structures since the approval of its updated Climate Strategy: Pathways to 2050. Amanda and Dawn will talk about the evolution of Calgary’s public oversight committees, which provide advice and support on climate action in Calgary. We will learn more about The City’s efforts to improve accountability and transparency on its progress towards its climate goals. They will also talk about what effective climate governance means for Calgary, how it affects organizational structure and decision-making frameworks, and the role of Calgarians, City Administration, and City Council in working together to turn short-term commitments into long-term progress on climate change.