Calgary Climate Panel
With the adoption of the Calgary Climate Resilience Strategy on June 25th, 2018, The City moved forward with one of the first recommended actions for governance: collaborative action from The City, industry, and citizens. The adopted approach involved bringing together key organizations and actors to form the Calgary Climate Panel. This was not a formal committee of Council, but rather an external advisory network and partnership collaboration, with a mandate to provide:
- Broad strategic advice to City Administration on energy and carbon reduction opportunities, severe weather risk reduction; and
- Communication on progress through annual reporting process
The Climate Panel provided strategic advice and recommendations to City Administration in the development and implementation of the 2022 Climate Strategy – Pathways to 2050.
The Climate Panel Consists of representation from 19 organizations in the business sector including health care, finance, insurance, academics, utilities, building and construction, indigenous, youth and climate activists.
Represented organizations include:
- Alberta Council for Environmental Education
- Alberta EcoTrust
- Alberta Health Services
- ATCO Gas
- BILD Calgary Region
- Calgary Airport Authority
- Calgary Board of Education
- Calgary Chamber
- Calgary Climate Hub
- Calgary Emergency Management Agency
- ENMAX Energy
- Fuse Collective
- Indigenous Community
- Intact Insurance
- Siemens Canada
- University of Calgary
The Climate Panel prepares an Annual Report that is included as an Appendix to the City of Calgary’s Annual Report to Council.
Terms of Reference
The Climate Panel’s Terms of Reference is available here.