Alberta Climate Leaders

Capacity Building

Many Alberta municipalities are ready to act on climate change, seeing the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create climate resilient communities, diversify local economic opportunities, and plan better.

However, there are many barriers that limit the will to act, the shared knowledge of what will make an impact, and the ability to act.

Alberta Climate Leaders has been created to help you advance the climate and energy solutions your community needs. From practical tools and current research to peer networking, coaching and mentorships, we provide elected officials and municipal staff with the right resources to build a sustainable future for your residents.

The first three components of the program are launching soon.

Alberta Municipal Climate Leadership Council

Elected Officials are invited to join a network of peers who share an interest and commitment to climate action at the local level. Since September 2022, we have been supporting elected officials through the Alberta Municipal Climate Leadership Council. Council members, gain access to:

  • Education tailored to elected officials across Alberta
  • Peer-to-peer learning and networking
  • Targeted, tactical support aimed at accelerating climate action

If you have questions about the council, please email

Alberta Climate Leaders Playbook

Coming Soon

Clear and strategic ‘big moves’ concepts and best-practice guides for municipal impact on climate change, developed specifically for the Alberta context.

This resource will outline easily understood, compelling and standardized actions that are proven to ‘turn the dial’ on energy and emissions. 

Alberta Climate Action Planner

Coming Soon

High level, community-scale, greenhouse gas emission inventories for all Alberta municipalities compiled and linked to the ‘big moves’ in the Climate Leaders Playbook.

This free self-service tool is for both elected officials and municipal staff to better understand their emissions and inform their community energy/climate action priorities and planning processes. 

Staff Peer Networks

Coming Soon

Municipal staff peer network for the identification of shared priorities, the sharing of resources, peer and expert guidance, and the emergence of opportunities for regional and inter-sectoral collaboration. This support will all municipal staff to increase their capacity to develop and implement impactful climate action in their communities.