How It Works
What if these local climate initiatives coordinated their efforts to maximize impact?
Through broad stakeholder engagement, Hubs build public support for political leadership on climate change.
Of the 3,608 local governments in Canada:
4.2% have set a GHG reduction target
0.6% have signed the UN Compact of Mayors
0.08% have committed to 100% renewable energy by 2050
International accords - though essential - are insufficient to achieve reduction targets. Citizens, businesses, and civil society actors must step up to support implementation.
Municipalities are key in the fight against climate change. They have jurisdiction over transportation, waste management, building bylaws and land-use planning, and can act as laboratories to experiment before solutions are scaled up.
Hubs help unify voices around a shared vision for decarbonization and advance their communities along the milestone process set out by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities:
National Climate League
Who's got game among Canadian cities?
We want municipal data. A guide for cities.
Municipal officials, this one's for you. Submit these indicators one by one using this form, or by batch using this worksheet. Only through your generous transparency is the process of informing citizens and progressing towards healthier, more efficient, and carbon neutral cities possible. View submitted data in the NCL Open Database or provide feedback on the indicators and process.
A guide for citizens
We live in the information age, but still can't answer some of the most important questions. How does your city stack up to its peers on climate: a leader or a laggard?
Find your city on the Hub map to see what has been submitted to the NCL Open Database. Watch the training webinars to learn to navigate the database, visualize data, and speak to the media. Finally, provide feedback on the process & indicators to help improve next season.
Get your hub started here
Who We Are
At the core of each Hub are citizens from all walks of life committed to solving the climate crisis, including 950 Climate Reality Leaders who form the Canadian contingent of an international community of 19,000 global citizens.
45 Canadians trained so far this year
Last year, 80 Canadians were trained in Mexico City, Berlin and Los Angeles. 2019 trainings are offered in Atlanta, Brisbane, Minneapolis and Tokyo. To date, over 19,000 Leaders have been trained to communicate the science of and solutions to climate change.
Behind every Hub is a network cheering it on
Citizen-led Hubs require expertise, networks, and resources that the National Support Team provides. This document outlines the mandate of this group of organizations who are committed to developing grassroots leadership in support of climate action.
Making connections and sparking innovation
Hub Captains rely on their Regional Organizer (See Handbook pg 15) to navigate the trove of resources available to achieve their Hub's objectives. Coaches, allies, and cheerleaders, Regional Organizers ensure Captains are well equipped and plugged into the right networks to make change inevitable!
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