The Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program, from ICLEI—Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI Canada) and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, helps your municipality do its part. It consists of a five-step Milestone Framework that guides you as you take action against climate change by reducing emissions in your municipality. PCP receives funding from FCM's Green Municipal Fund and ICLEI Canada.

Together, ICLEI Canada and FCM form the PCP Secretariat to support municipalities like yours as they move through the Milestone Framework to implement lasting and environmentally sustainable changes.

PCP membership is free and gives you access to tools, networking venues, events, case studies and other informational resources. Members also have access to a PCP Secretariat that offers coaching and technical assistance support.

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Watch this video to learn more about how PCP works and our mission.

History of the PCP

For over 25 years, the PCP program has been committed to providing members the support they need to reduce local greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improve the quality of life for residents in their community.

1990
City of Toronto becomes first city in the world to set a climate target
La Ville de Toronto devient la première ville au monde à établir une cible climatique
1994
Canadian local governments make their first commitments through the FCM 20% Club and ICLEI Cities for Climate Protection programs.
Des gouvernements municipaux canadiens s’engagent pour la première fois à mettre des mesures en œuvre dans le cadre du Club des 20 % de la FCM et du programme Des villes pour la protection du climat d’ICLEI.
1998
FCM’s 20% Club and ICLEI’s Cities for Climate Protection program join forces
Le Club des 20 % de la FCM et le programme Des villes pour la protection du climat d’ICLEI s’unissent.
2000
The ambition of PCP members lead to the formation of the Green Municipal Fund
La ténacité des membres des PPC mène à l’établissement du Fonds municipal vert
2003
PCP reaches over 100 members
Le programme des PPC atteint le cap des 100 membres
2005
The first Milestone 5 is achieved by the Cities of Edmonton and Calgary
L’étape 5 est franchie pour la première fois par deux membres : Edmonton et Calgary
2010
PCP reaches over 200 members
Le programme des PPC compte maintenant 200 membres
2015
Role and importance of local contributions to climate goals accelerates through COP21 and the Paris Climate Agreement.
Le rôle et l’importance des contributions locales relativement aux objectifs climatiques s’accélèrent à la suite de la COP21 et de l’Accord de Paris.
2019
PCP celebrates 25 years
Le programme des PPC célèbre ses 25 ans
2020
PCP has over 400 members, from coast to coast to coast
Le programme des PPC compte désormais plus de 400 membres dans l’ensemble du pays.

Meet the team

Cassandra Morris
Capacity Building Officer (On maternity leave)
Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Program design, collaboration, networks
Agente, Renforcement des capacités
Fédération canadienne des municipalités
Conception de programmes, collaboration, réseaux
cdmorris@fcm.ca
Caitlin Rodger
Climate and Energy Planner
ICLEI Canada
Coaching, technical assistance, resource development
Planificatrice en matière de climat et d’énergie
ICLEI Canada
Coaching, assistance technique, développement des ressources
caitlin.rodger@iclei.org
Angelina Giordano
Capacity Building Officer
Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Program design, collaboration, networks
Agente, Renforcement des capacités
Fédération canadienne des municipalités
Conception de programmes, collaboration, réseaux
agiordano@fcm.ca
Anahí Reyes
Capacity Building Coordinator
Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Platform support, general inquiries, recognition
Coordonnatrice, Renforcement des capacités
Fédération canadienne des municipalités
Assistance plate-forme, demandes générales, reconnaissance
argomez@fcm.ca
Adlar Gross
Climate Change Project Officer
ICLEI Canada
Coaching, milestone reviews, technical assistance, resource development
Agente de projet sur les changements climatiques
ICLEI Canada
Coaching, revues d'étapes, assistance technique, développement des ressources
adlar.gross@iclei.org

Leadership team

Geneviève Thouin
Project Director
Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Directrice de projet
Fédération canadienne des municipalités
gthouin@fcm.ca
Megan Meaney
Executive Director
ICLEI Canada
Partnerships, program management, international programs and advocacy
Directrice générale
ICLEI Canada
Partenariats, gestion de programmes, programmes internationaux et représentation des intérêts
megan.meaney@iclei.org
Devin Causley
Manager, Capacity Building
Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Partnerships, network collaboration, program management and international programs
Gestionnaire, Renforcement des capacités
Fédération canadienne des municipalités
Partenariats, collaboration réseau, gestion de programmes et programmes internationaux
dcausley@fcm.ca
Ewa Jackson
Managing Director
ICLEI Canada
Partnerships, program management and complementary climate adaptation programs
Directrice principale
ICLEI Canada
Partenariats, gestion de programmes et programme complémentaire d’adaptation climatique
ewa.jackson@iclei.org