Climate Blog

Climate Blog: Ranked ballots provide opportunity for greater representation and climate change priority by city councils

(14 December 2020) By Valerie Tan. It came as a shock to Ontario municipalities in late October when a provincial…

Climate Blog: Urban Sprawl – how can we grow sustainably?

(19 November 2020) By Gurv Parmar. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines urban sprawl as “the spreading of urban developments (such as…

Climate Blog: CCAF launches new map tool – Climate language in Ontario municipalities’ Official Plans and zoning bylaws

(12 November 2020) By Katie Pfaff. The Windsor Law Cities and Climate Action Forum (CCAF) is pleased to announce the…

Climate Blog: It’s Official – Canada Announces Plan to Ban Single-Use Plastic Items in 2021. But What Does This Mean for Municipalities?

(30 October 2020) By Klaudia Grabkowska. At a news conference in Gatineau, Quebec held on October 7th, 2020, Canada officially…

Climate Blog: World Habitat Day a moment to highlight housing, climate intersections

(5 October 2020) by Narmada Gunawardana. Today, October 5th 2020, marks this year’s World Habitat Day. According to the UN…

Guest Blog: Strengthening democracy through intersectional environmentalism in post-COVID-19 Windsor-Essex

(2 October 2020) By Cameron Fioret and Niharika Bandaru The COVID-19 crisis is the most serious global health emergency in…

Climate Blog: Windsor Ward 7 by-election candidates share their views on climate change in Cities and Climate Action Forum survey

(1 October 2020) by Klaudia Grabkowska, Narmada Gunawardana, Katie Pfaff and Valerie Tan The City of Windsor’s Ward 7 by-election is scheduled…

Guest Blog: Climate justice is racial justice

(17 July 2020) By Aisha Poitevien, Development Officer, David Suzuki Foundation (The following are the views of the author and…

Guest Blog: What Windsor should be doing now to recover from COVID-19. Architects weigh in.

(15 July 2020) By Nicole Baillargeon, Siniśa Simič, and Crystal Waddell of Mean Studio Architects (Detroit, Toronto and Windsor) (This…

Online Youth Series on Local Climate Action: Recordings

(Updated 29 May 2020) In April and May 2020, the Cities and Climate Action Forum has hosted a series of…

Climate Blog: Municipalities can help mitigate climate change by prioritizing wooden structures

(13 April 2020) By Peter Dalglish (Windsor Law 3L student, Cities and Climate Action Forum member). For many, the thought…

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Blog: Climate mitigation and resiliency through municipal infrastructure projects

(3 April 2020) By Luigi Iantosca (Windsor Law 3L student, Cities and Climate Action Forum member). When one thinks of…