Climate Blog

Climate Blog Series: Steps to Effective and Inclusive Municipal Public Engagement

This post is the first of five in a new series “Steps to Public Engagement”, written by Windsor Law Cities…

Climate Blog: Windsor-Essex Local Institutions Talk Climate Action Planning

(20 April 2021) by Mikal Daniel. Local public institutions such as universities, colleges, health-care institutions and schools that play a…

Climate Blog: Making Windsor Bike-Friendly – Climate, Health, and Economic Benefits of Increasing Cycling Infrastructure

(March 30, 2021) By Klaudia Grabkowska. The presence of expansive cycling infrastructure in a city can significantly contribute to its…

Climate Blog: Reframing our Objectives – The Importance of a Race-Centred Intersectional Approach to Environmental Justice

(23 March 2021) By Aucha Stewart. Municipalities produce or have regulatory jurisdiction over approximately 50% of carbon emissions in Canada.…

Climate Week at UWindsor brought together UWindsor researchers, community leaders and organizations on climate action and research

(11 March 2021) by Mikal Daniel. From February 22 - 26 the first Climate Week @UWindsor was held. It was…

Climate Blog: The City of Windsor’s Residential Deep Energy Efficiency Retrofit (R-DEER) Program: A Model for Municipal Retrofit Programs?

(22 February 2021) By Mallory Allan. When buildings use energy, that energy can produce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). These emissions…

Climate Blog: Fighting environmental racism – a conversation with Dr. Ingrid Waldron

(2 February 2021) By Narmada Gunawardana & Valerie Tan. Dr. Ingrid Waldron is a sociologist, Associate Professor in the Faculty…

Climate Blog: Resilient cities and private-public partnerships in the fight against climate change

(26 January 2021) By Narmada Gunawardana. The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships held its 28th annual National Conference on Public-Private…

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…