Leadership & Legacy: Handbook for Local Elected Officials on Climate Change was developed by ICLEI Canada to help local elected officials rise to the unique challenge that climate change will bring to their community.
Mayors and Councillors have a very special role to play when preparing a community for climate change. They are on the front lines, often the public face of a community’s response to a climate change impact. They also influence municipal policy direction at the highest level. They can set supportive policies that enable municipal planners, engineers and sustainability specials to study the vulnerability and risk associated with each of the city’s key service areas, and make informed decision about how to best plan for the local impacts of climate changes.
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