In this webinar, experts from C40 Cities and climate planning consultancy SSG provide guidance on applying for the grants. They also explain how to design an effective climate action plan to make you competitive for a slice of the $4.6-billion set aside for implementing climate actions through the CPRG program and the many other federal programs funded by the Inflation Reduction Act.
The latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change underlines that the window of opportunity to limit global heating to 1.5°C is closing quickly– and cities are critical for helping humanity through the window if they act immediately and strategically.
You may have noticed that we sign off every SSG Newswire with “‘cooperatively yours”– but what does that mean and why? It’s a nod to how we’ve structured ourselves as a worker cooperative–owned and operated by our worker members—and how critical co-ops are to climate action. As organizations owned by the people they benefit, the […]
On November 3, 2022, the City of Edmonton released the first municipal carbon budget report in Canada. The report indicated that Edmonton is set to blow past its carbon budget of 176 million tonnes by 2037 and fall short of its target to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Though this news is alarming, it’s promising […]
Experience of UK local governments shows deep community engagement is critical for rapid and ambitious action.
As organizations and utilities plan for the future of electrification, efficiency is a critical way to minimize peak demand and make the transition to zero-carbon buildings viable.
Old, leaky buildings are a climate problem. For organizations with large building portfolios, this challenge is paramount to reducing emissions. And it’s a critical one for solving the climate crisis.
In 1906, American philosopher William James coined the phrase “the moral equivalent of war” in referring to the problem of sustaining political unity and resolve in the absence of war. U.S. President Jimmy Carter used the phrase in his famous energy crisis speech of 1977 to describe what it was going to take to respond […]
What would happen if Canada’s major cities prioritized a green recovery in response to COVID-19? Their investments could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by two thirds by 2030, create over 2.9 million jobs, and reduce air pollution by 32%, preventing 3,950 premature deaths over the next decade.
LONDON, MONTREAL, NEW YORK, and VANCOUVER, Dec. 17, 2020 [Press Release] — Five years into the Paris Agreement—and in the lead-up to the 2021 UN climate negotiations in Glasgow—UK cities are taking bold climate action. Cities worldwide have much to learn from their UK peers’ successes and challenges, according to a new report released Thursday […]