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What to expect

The second annual summit will provide local elected leaders with practical tools, actions, (and sustained support!) to move their communities and councils forward towards a shared vision. 

  • Launch of the Climate Caucus Councillor’s Handbook (Draft)
  • System Change Panel moderated by Megan Curren (Councillor District of North Vancouver)
  • Social Justice Panel moderated by Nadine Nakagawa (Councillor New Westminster, BC)
  • Presentation from FCM with the latest in programs & funding opportunities 
  • Presentations and policy recommendations from 6 of the Climate Caucus Working Groups (along with everything you need to get moving in your municipality)
  • Transportation
  • Buildings
  • Food Security
  • Carbon Budgeting & Accounting
  • Nature-based Solutions (NbS)
  • Zero Waste/Circular Economy

The summit is a two-day virtual event utilizing the zoom platform. Each day will run from 8:00am - 12:20pm PDT. We endeavour to provide post-summit recordings with closed captioning for all content; however we will not be able to provide it live except by special request. If you require closed captioning, please email Morag (morag@climatecaucus.ca) by Tuesday, August 4th to request.

We acknowledge that the event takes place on unceded and treaty Indigenous lands, and that we have the responsibility to learn about the history and ongoing impacts of colonization, and to work collectively to dismantle oppressive systems.


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8:00am -  9:00am Opening & System Change Panel

Councillor Sharmarke Dubow & Dr. Astrid Bruousselle - Facilitated by Councillor Megan Curren

9:00am - 9:10am Break

9:10am - 10:10am Zero Waste/Circular Economy Working Group

 Councillor Ben Geselbracht & Sue Maxwell

10:10am - 11:10am Nature-based Solutions Working Group

Councillor Megan Curren, Senaqwila Wyss, Michelle Molnar, Emanuel Machado & Isabel Gordon

11:10am - 11:20am Break

11:20am - 12:20pm Buildings Working Group 

Councillor Murray Weisenberger, Maya Chorobik & Councillor Mike Layton


8:00am -  9:00am Social Justice Panel

Ash Peplow-Ball & Rhiannon Bennett Facilitated by Councillor Nadine Nakagawa

9:00am - 9:10am Break

9:10am - 10:10am Transportation Working Group

Councillor John Manuel, Sarah Webb & Councillor Jesse Woodward

10:10am - 11:10am Food Security Working Group

Councillor Tony St-Pierre & Regional Director Arzeena Hamir

11:10am - 11:20am Break

11:20am - 11:50am Carbon Accounting 101

Tracey Saxby

11:50am - 12:20pm FCM presentation

Jean-Patrick Toussaint

*all times listed are in pacific

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About Climate Caucus

Climate Caucus (CC) is a non-partisan network of 250+ elected local leaders working collectively to create and implement policy which aligns with Canada’s fair share of holding global temperature to 1.5°C.

Climate Caucus serves as:

  • a meeting place for elected representatives to connect
  • a collective force to lobby provincial, territorial and federal government
  • a centralised location for municipal climate action & policy throughout Canada

Our network currently includes more than 250 councillors, mayors, and regional directors throughout Canada - and our membership grows daily. We invite elected leaders from rural areas, townships, Indigenous communities and cities of all sizes to join our network.

We engage regularly via our online platform and weekly conferencing. Our content-specific working groups unite NGOs, academia, volunteers and local policymakers to define problems and design solutions.

Local action matters.

Not only are municipalities on the front lines of climate change (floods, droughts, landslides, forest fires, heat waves, water shortages), importantly, we directly influence about half of Canada’s energy use & emissions.



Contact Us


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Climate Caucus would like to thank the following individuals who have made donations to make this summit possible:

Luiza Rocha

Ann Baird

Judy O'Leary

Susan Maxwell

Sara Duncan

Richard Zurawski

Will Cole-Hamilton

Devin Causley

Adam Scott

Lauren Latour

Astrid Brousselle

Jayne Engle

Chris Pettingill

Sherry Yano

Michael Wolfe

Blaise Salmon

Mary Asselstine

Dufferin County

Patricia Dehnel

Karen Cilevitz

Bronwyn Dunbar

City of Port Alberni 

Kim Fowler

Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions

Paris Marshall Smith

George Benson

Donna McMahon


Tracey Davis

Laura Sacks

Karena Shaw

Rochelle Rumney

Jay Fallis

CaroleAnn Leishman

Erika Johanson

Andrea Hedley

Waterloo Global Science Initiative

Tenille Bonoguore

Natasha Kulikowski

Tom Shea

Jenna Stoner

Town of Whitby

Leah Main

Jeff Bateman

Blue Dot Tunes

Arjun Singh

Anitra Paris

Reeve Consulting

Kara Flannigan

Ann Lawlor

City of Victoria

Moya Johnson

Clean Energy BC

Mohamed Assem

Project Neutral

Pembina Institute

Josie Osborne

Laurie Parkinson

Rik Logtenberg

Rosalind Warner

Casda Thomas

Patrick Boot

Alice Henry

Vancouver Humane Society

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