Climate Change

Recent work tagged climate change


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.
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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’
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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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Chart of the week: Projected emissions scenarios
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Chart of the week: Projected emissions scenarios

Council's executive committee endorsed a revised climate plan on April 12, which includes a $100 million annual investment into energy-efficient buildings, active and mass transportation, and green incentives for businesses and individuals.

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Chart of the week: Slow greenhouse gas decline
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Chart of the week: Slow greenhouse gas decline

This chart shows Edmonton's community greenhouse gas emissions per year, using City of Edmonton data.

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‘Boldest to date’ plan on climate change action to be considered
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‘Boldest to date’ plan on climate change action to be considered

A revised strategy to help the city tackle climate change proposes a 10-year plan to increase renewable energy sources, reduce carbon emissions from transportation, make buildings more energy-efficient, and increase carbon capture.

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