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Following the City of Hamilton’s Climate Emergency Declaration, city staff were directed to accelerate the ambition of their climate work. By joining GCoM Canada’s Showcase Cities pilot and using the information and resources provided to them, staff were able to evaluate and renew their climate action plans while also learning more about elements that they hadn’t originally been tasked with completing.

Hearing about best practices and sharing information with other GCoM signatories via the web meetings, in person workshop and collaborative platforms were the greatest benefits for the City of Hamilton.

After signing the Climate Emergency Declaration, Hamilton was looking for ways to take concrete, structured climate action. This program was a tool and resource that helped us achieve that” – Trevor Imhoff, City of Hamilton, ON