Extreme weather affects our local economies, the environment and quality of life in our communities. Municipalities own most of Canada’s infrastructure, so investing in sustainable local projects will help meet provincial emission targets and also protect residents and economies from the effects of climate change.

On November 25, 2015, AMO and the Union of Municipalities of Québec signed a Climate Change Action Covenant that commits the two associations to work together and support each other on climate action. The Covenant signals to the federal and provincial governments that municipalities in Canada’s most populous provinces are willing partners in the fight against climate change.

Municipalities have long been climate action champions, showing proactive leadership at the local level. Local governments regularly invest in infrastructure that contributes to lower greenhouse gas emissions and helps communities adapt to climate change.

Examples below illustrate some municipal  work in action: