Clean Air Partnership is organizing a Municipal Champions for Climate Action Peer-to-Peer Network inaugural meeting that will take place on Friday October 4th from 10 am – 2:30 pm in downtown Toronto.
The goal of this network is to provide municipal elected leaders an opportunity to gather with their peers from across the region (the initial focus will be on the Greater Golden Horseshoe and surrounding region) to share their local priorities and support each other’s efforts through sharing of experiences, challenges and lessons learned.
Advancing climate action at the community level isn’t only about reducing greenhouse gas emissions and fighting climate change; it is about advancing community livability and resilience and the financial sustainability of our communities.
Whether it be:
- Efficient growth management that aims to address infrastructure costs while also reducing community energy use by providing the needed conditions for public transit and active transportation;
- Reducing energy costs for residents and increasing resilience through better performing buildings;
- Ensuring the retention and expansion of natural spaces to reduce flood risk and provide equity in access to green spaces; or
- Many other possible climate change actions.
To register to join the October 4th Meeting send an email to Gabriella at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Registration is limited to municipal elected officials and their designated staff).
If you are unable to join the October 4th meeting but would like to be kept informed of what comes out of this meeting please sign up to the Municipal Champions for Climate Action Peer-to-Peer Network contact sheet here.
We also wanted to take this opportunity to let you know about some other municipal networks that we will be working in coordination with:
- Municipal Leaders for the Greenbelt: are mayors and councillors from across the Greater Golden Horseshoe area who support the Greenbelt as a permanent feature of Ontario’s landscape that is integral to our region’s success.
- Climate Caucus: is a non-partisan national network of local elected leaders that began in January 2019. Their mission is to work collectively to create policy which aligns with the IPCC targets of holding global warming to 1.5. It serves as: a meeting place for elected representatives from across Canada to connect; a collective force to lobby provincial and federal government; a centralized location for municipal action & policy throughout Canada.
Municipal Leaders for Climate Action Peer-to-Peer Network Meeting Draft Agenda
9:30 Coffee and Registration
10:00 Introductions and Meeting Goals
10:15 Municipal Collaboration Value Proposition: David Miller, North American Regional Director and C40 Ambassador for Inclusive Climate Action and former Mayor of Toronto.
11:00 Municipal Leaders for Climate Action Strategic Planning: Facilitated Break Out Groups on Network Functioning, Priorities, and Hoped for Outcomes
12:00 Networking Lunch
1:00 Continuation of Strategic Planning Break Outs
1:45 Report Back from Break Out Groups
2:15 Wrap Up and Next Steps