As accomplished PCP members, the City of Burlington, ON, decided to get involved with GCoM to add the adaptation component to their local climate action. By becoming inaugural Showcase Cities participants, staff were able to learn more about the GCoM framework and how it could accommodate the mitigation work they had already completed through PCP.
Additionally, participating staff networked with municipalities to learn from their best practices and challenges. Moving through the framework at the same time as other Canadian municipalities meant that they could work together to develop solutions, while benefiting from expert advice.
“Joining the Showcase Cities provided us with a better understanding of the GCoM requirements, as well as the accommodations for Canadian municipalities who already used processes that we are familiar with.” – Fleur Storace-Hogan and Lynn Robichaud, City of Burlington, ON