Climate Change

Recent work tagged climate change


A canopy of green leaves as seen from beneath a tree
Feature

For Edmonton, a sustainable future depends on trees

Even though a council committee has put off passing a bylaw to protect trees on private property, the Tomorrow Foundation for a Sustainable Future is encouraged to see progress on a file that is vital to the city's ability to lessen and mitigate the effects of climate change.

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A line graph showing Edmonton's historical per capita emissions and the required trajectory to stay within the carbon budget, which involves a steep decline from 17.99 tonnes/person in 2022 to 3.2 in 2030
News

Collision of financial budget and carbon budget approaches

Edmonton is blazing a trail when it comes to incorporating a carbon budget into its decision-making, but a lot of things still have to be figured out when it comes to applying the concept during this year's crucial budget deliberations.

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Council chambers inside City Hall
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Coming up at council: June 13-17, 2022

City council will continue with its agenda from last week — including the recommendation for a one-year pilot for the pedestrianization of 102 Avenue — before moving on to committee meetings. Community and public services committee is scheduled for Monday, urban planning committee for Tuesday, executive committee for Wednesday, and audit committee for Friday.

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Two years ago, Edmonton declared a climate emergency and voted that city administration regularly update city council on its progress towards becoming carbon neutral by 2050.
Feature

Countdown to 2050: Explaining Edmonton's carbon budget

The devastating effects of climate change have become more clear than ever over the past few years, urging Edmonton and other cities around the world to aggressively curb their carbon emissions. In April 2021, city council approved a plan with an ambitious idea — what if Edmonton budgeted for carbon emissions the same way it handles its money?

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Water bottle filling station
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Five temporary water stations are now operational as part of Edmonton's extreme weather response

Five temporary water bottle filling stations have been installed around Edmonton as part of a new pilot project aiming to keep vulnerable people safe during hot weather.

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Chart of the week: Future heatwaves in Edmonton
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Chart of the week: Future heatwaves in Edmonton

Last week, Edmonton experienced a record-setting heatwave where temperatures hovered consistently between 30-40 C. In the years to come, similar heatwaves are likely to become much more common.

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Chart of the week: Where do Edmonton's emissions come from?
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Chart of the week: Where do Edmonton's emissions come from?

Edmonton has the highest per capita emissions of any municipality in Canada, according to the University of Alberta.

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Edmontonians say climate change should be city council's ‘first priority’
News

Edmontonians say climate change should be city council's ‘first priority’

The City of Edmonton needs to make massive changes if it wants to mitigate the effects of climate change, says Jacob Komar, an engineer specializing in green building design and geothermal systems.

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Chart of the week: Temperatures in Edmonton are rising
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Chart of the week: Temperatures in Edmonton are rising

This chart shows Edmonton's average yearly temperatures between 1900 and 2020, using data from Environment and Climate Change Canada. Each stripe marks one year. The red half of the spectrum represents hotter temperatures, which are particularly visible in most recent years.

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