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:
<5% have set a GHG reduction target
<1% have signed the UN Compact of Mayors
<0.1% have committed to carbon neutrality by 2050
International accords - though essential - are insufficient to achieve reduction targets. Citizens, businesses, and civil society actors must step up to support a just transition.
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 to provincial and federal levels.
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:
Who's got game among Canadian cities?
66 cities across Canada were featured in this year’s NCL Standings.
Find out in the new 2021 Standings!
Download the 2-pager summaries for:
Want to create a 2-pager for your city? Find the template here.
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 webinars on how to training webinars to learn to navigate the database visualize data, and speak to the media. Finally, provide feedback on the process and 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 1648 Climate Reality Leaders who form the Canadian contingent of an international community of over 42,000 global citizens.
241 Canadians trained in 2021
Due to COVID-19, the last few trainings have taken place virtually. To date, over 42,000 Climate Leaders have been trained to communicate the science of and solutions to climate change.
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. You'd like to join the team? Details here!