2019 CLI

Thank you to all who participated in the 2019 CLI!

The 2019 Climate Leaders Institute was a sold out event with leaders from across the province joining to gain more skills in taking bold climate action in their communities.

The 2nd Climate Leadership Institute was a resounding success, with elected officials from across the province in the room to learn from colleagues and leading professionals. Inspirational speakers and knowledgeable peer panels, combined with small break out groups, gave participants the tools to translate their inspiration into real world, community-specific climate solutions.What attendees had to say:

"This event was incredibly inspiring and the network connections are invaluable."

"Excellent event. The future is coming fast and this conference was on top of what elected officials need to know to meet it."

"The small intimate environment allows the opportunity to really go in-depth to find the right climate solutions for our communities."

"This was an incredibly useful event. I have taken home many valuable lessons and much knowledge about successful projects in other communities across BC."

Themes explored at CLI


Learn the latest techniques in communicating the importance of climate change action and building support with stakeholders.

Organizational Planning

Discover approaches for embedding climate action across all aspects of municipal decision making to ensure lasting impact.

Knowledge Sharing

Hear about high impact climate action from across BC and design bold solutions that fit the context of your community

CLI Speaker Presentations

Arjun Singh, BCMCLC: Local Government Climate Superpowers
Megan Lohmann, CEA: Communicating the Pathway to Low Carbon Communities
Julia Berry, Province of BC: Climate Ready BC: Preparing Together
Neal Carley, Metro Vancouver: Metro Vancouver Climate Action
Tanya Drouillard, Township of Langley: Low Carbon Mobility Plan: Electric Vehicles
Nicholas Heap:  Energy Step Code and GHG Reductions
Emily Kwok, City of Surrey: Capturing the Value of Waste
Roy Brooke, MNAI: The Emergence of Natural Asset Management
Betsy Agar, Pembina Institute: Affordable Housing Renewal – Energiesprong to Energy Leap
Alex Boston, Renewable Cities: Smart Growth, Smart Cities: Inconvenient Truth, Convenient Opportunity
Andrea Reimer: Adaptive Leadership
David Miller: Climate Resiliency: Global Challenge, Local Solutions

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