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Announcing our New Logo

To mark the anniversary of our 30th year, ICLEI is introducing a new global organizational brand! 

The three overlapping shapes of the logo represent the connections that ICLEI makes as the leading network for local governments committed to sustainability. It communicates that we are stronger when we connect local actions to a greater movement and amplify our collective learnings worldwide.

The colors represent the interconnectedness of water, air and climate (blue), nature (green) and cities (yellow). Using the inspiration of the yellow circle from our former logo, the new brand gives the strength of ICLEI’s 30 years of experience a modern and fresh look.

Net zero discussion paper

If you’re involved in municipal climate change action in Canada, you’ve likely been hearing the term ‘net zero’ more and more often.  Sounds ambitious!  But what does it actually mean?  And how do you actually measure it?  Read ICLEI Canada’s Discussion Paper to read our thoughts on the matter, and then share yours via a short survey.

Innovation workshops

ICLEI Canada along with Evergreen and the Community Solutions Network are partnering to deliver a series of innovation workshops on the relationship between data, technology and climate resilience. ICLEI-led workshops will be held in three regions: British Columbia, the Prairies, and Ontario.

Each workshop will provide an opportunity for municipalities, Indigenous communities, municipal networks, researchers, and subject-matter experts to connect, share, and ask questions around approaches to measuring progress on climate adaptation and resilience.

British Columbia – March 9, 2021, 10:00 am PT

Are We There Yet: Using indicators to measure progress on adaptation

Prairies – March 21, 2021, 10:00 am CT

Preparing for a Changing Climate: Using data to make progress on adaptation

Ontario – late May 2021 (date TBD)

If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Improve It: Finding the right metrics to measure progress on adaptation

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To register for these free events, simply click on the titles above and complete the Eventbrite registration process.

*The Community Solutions Network is a program of Future Cities Canada, and is designed to help communities build service area capacity and improve the lives of residents using data and connected technology approaches.

Showcase cities badge awards

Last year, 25 Canadian municipalities were selected to join the first Showcase Cities pilot cohort led by the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) Canada. These municipalities received intensive support to help reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapt to climate change.  They worked towards achieving GCoM badges:

Mitigation: 1 – inventory, 2 – target, 3 – plan

Adaptation: 1 – assessment, 2 – goal, 3 – plan

We’re proud to say that with hard work and collaboration, these 25 municipalities achieved 47 GCoM badges over the course of the Showcase Cities pilot!  Watch our twitter feed as the virtual accolades are shared with each municipality in the coming weeks.

ICLEI CANADA IS TAKING PART IN A NEW hEALTHY COMMUNITIES INITIATIVE

COVID-19 has seriously impacted our access and use of public spaces which are the glue to our communities. They are a big part of what makes communities safe, vibrant and connected.

The Healthy Communities Initiative is a $31 million investment from the Government of Canada to support communities as they create and adapt public spaces to respond to the new realities of COVID-19.  We are proud to be working with Community Foundations of Canada and the Canadian Urban Institute with the support of the Government of Canada to support organizations that are showing creativity and resourcefulness in creating solutions that enable people to connect and access public spaces safely while still respecting public health measures. Organizations can apply from February 9, 2021, at 1:00 PM EST until March 9, 2021, at 5:00 PM PST. A second application period for funding will take place starting in May 2021.

Visit healthycommunitiesinitiative.ca to find out more about how to apply, explore resources for applicants and sign up for community mobilization sessions.

Join us for a webinar on How to Write a Successful Funding Application: Tips for First Time Applicants. February 19th, 2021 12:30 – 1:30 ET. Click here to register! 

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