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

Former Toronto Mayor Dave Miller speaks at a youth climate change conference on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the Capitol Theatre in Windsor, ON. DAN JANISSE / Windsor Star
WINDSOR STAR: Youth gather from across the province to discuss climate change
Mary Caton caught up with some student participants to share their stories and experiences at the Youth Workshop on Local Climate Action, hosted by the…
Source: University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario by Ken Lund.
LAW TIMES: Windsor Law Cities and Climate Action receives $125,000 in federal funding
The University of Windsor has received $125,000 through the Climate Action Fund to help advance meaningful climate action in Ontario. Bernise Corolino writes about the funding and…
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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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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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