Community Climate Transitions



Community Climate Transitions is a collective impact movement aimed at supporting a just and equitable climate transition, aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals

Community Climate Transitions is the newest collective in Tamarack’s Vibrant Communities. We are building a network of communities that are committed to tackling climate change through a multi-solving approach that advances social, environmental and economic goals simultaneously. We support communities to localize the Sustainable Development Goals and take a holistic view to improve health and social outcomes, building resilience, promoting justice and equity, reducing their carbon footprint, and strengthening economic vitality.

We do this by hosting a community of practices, webinars, and events, producing publications that share our learnings and supporting our members with specialized coaching.

The Tamarack team is here to support you on your journey. Reach out to Laura Schnurr to learn more.

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We need whole-community leadership on climate change

We need to pay more attention to the potential of municipalities in drastically cutting emissions while promoting more equitable outcomes for all.

Small and mid-sized communities navigating through the climate crisis

Cities have a major role to play locally in response to the climate emergency and its repercussions by strengthening community resilience and developing innovative and more equitable ways to collaborate across sectors.

Reflections on Community Climate Transitions – seven months in

At this time last year, Community Climate Transitions was merely an idea. There was a vision of what we could create together, but not yet the resources or people to make it happen



CASE STUDY | Alternative economic models are helping cities thrive: How the ‘Doughnut’ is transforming Nanaimo, Victoria and cities around the world

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Doughnut Economics is a promising economic framework that is being explored and adopted by...

CASE STUDY | Common threads: Weaving climate action in Montreal

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This case study looks at how a group of actors in the Montreal climate ecosystem engages with residents to leverage relationships and...

ARTICLE | The promise of collective impact in supporting a just transition at the community level

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To end poverty locally, over 330 communities across Canada have been applying a collective...


Webinar recordings:

WEBINAR | Halton Climate Collective: A whole-community climate response through collective action

The Halton Climate Collective is a group of organizations from across sectors (local and regional municipalities, an environmental organization, school boards, and post-secondary institutions) focused on collectively...

WEBINAR | Climate Transitions Cohort – Q&A session

The Community Climate Transitions team at Tamarack is launching the Climate Transitions Cohort.

Over 10 months, a group of trailblazing communities from across Canada will take part in a learning journey to develop community...

WEBINAR | Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals in Your Community

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a useful framework for communities to make progress on issues that matter to them. Many cities and communities are already working to localize the SDGs, and others are...


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