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 batches 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 Stat Tracker 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 Stat Tracker. 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 (anyone can do it!)
Who We Are
At the core of each Hub are citizens from all walks of life committed to solving the climate crisis, including over 1000 Climate Reality Leaders who form the Canadian contingent of an international community of 21,000 global citizens.
114 Canadians trained last year
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to cancel 2020 trainings.
To date, over 21,000 Climate 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 solutions
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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