Cities & Climate Action Forum

The Cities & Climate Action Forum is an interactive platform that seeks to empower youth, other community builders, and municipal governments to work for institutional climate mitigation action at the local level. Upwards of 60% of Greenhouse Gas (GhG) emissions are committed and/or regulated by municipalities. Cities must therefore be part of the solution to the climate crisis.

The Forum is hosted by Windsor Law with law students leading much of its work. Our mission is three-fold:

  1. public engagement on climate change and the need for municipalities to act;
  2. capacity-building for collaborative and coordinated climate mitigation action at the local level; and
  3. direct assistance to municipalities and other local institutions

To invite us to lead a workshop for your organisation, to discuss opportunities for collaboration, or to request direct research assistance for your municipality or other local public institution on climate change mitigation-related policy development, please contact one of our project leads at the below coordinates. And please follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @CityClimateAct.

In the News

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CBC AFTERNOON DRIVE: Cities and Climate Action students interviewed
Windsor has approved a budget for 2020 — but how does it perform in light of the city’s declaration of a climate emergency? Afternoon Drive…
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CTV WINDSOR: Cities and Climate Action co-lead Smit, students interviewed
The City of Windsor will meet on January 27, 2020 to deliberate over the municipal budget. Watch to see what Co-Lead of the Cities and…
WINDSOR STAR: Cities & Climate Action co-lead Smit on drive-thrus in climate emergency
A climate emergency — and a drive-thru for 27 cars: Windsor Star reports on municipal control over the establishment of drive-thrus in the wake of…
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Our Resources

Delegation Presentation on the Budget at Windsor City Council
On January 27, 2020, Windsor City Council voted on the 2020 budget. Two students from the Cities and Climate Action Forum, Ali Tejani and Tasha…
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For youth: working on climate action with municipal governments
A brief primer on municipalities, their powers and their potential for climate action. For youth and other community members wishing to engage with their local…
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Power point on types of youth climate action
A brief introduction presentation, prepared by Cities and Climate Action Forum students for GECDSB High School Climate Summit, 10 December 2019. Download the PowerPoint Presentation…
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    Upcoming Events

    Youth Workshop on Local Climate Action

    March 8 to March 11

        Calling all climate-active and climate-interested youth!  Join us for a three-day workshop for youth ages 13-18 from across Ontario.  Speakers and workshop leaders will...

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