This year’s Livable Cities Forum is occurring in conjunction with one of three national meetings within ICLEI’s Adaptation Changemakers project. The Adaptation Changemakers project is delivered by ICLEI and funded through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Climate Adaptation Partner Grants available through FCMs Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP). MCIP, delivered by FCM and funded by the Government of Canada, is a five-year, $75-million program designed to support and encourage municipalities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change.
The project is a capacity building effort designed to support municipalities adapting to a changing climate. Participating municipalities will be guided by ICLEI staff and appointed Regional Experts through the identification of local vulnerabilities and risks, setting of goals and objectives, and the development of a community climate change adaptation strategy. Eight communities from across Canada are participating and will complete adaptation strategies by 2020.
Join us in St. John’s to hear more about the project, meet the municipal project leads and regional experts, and learn from them about their adaptation achievements thus far.
The participating municipalities include:
Newfoundland & Labrador
- Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s
- Town of Conception Bay South
- Regional expert: Jonas Roberts, Climate Consulting Group Lead, Wood
- City of Windsor
- City of Peterborough
- Town of Caledon
- Regional expert: Shawna Peddle, Director, Partners for Action
- District of Ucluelet
- Town of Qualicum Beach
- City of Prince George
- Regional expert: Deborah Harford, Executive Director, Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT)