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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Upcoming webinars

CCT Halton webinar Twitter social card ENHalton Climate Collective: A whole-community climate response through collective action

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. ET

This webinar explores how one community has taken their climate response to the next level through shared, collaborative governance.

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Leading in and with communities

In a community engagement setting, it is important to be aware of how we present ourselves to others and how we show up in community settings. But how do we do that effectively and respectfully? One thing to consider is ways...

In cities, reconciliation and sustainable development go hand in hand

In honour of the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, this piece, written in collaboration between Jorge Garza and Jordan Gray, shares reflections on how we must acknowledge our past and move together towards a...

Key takeaways from the SDGs Localization: From Recovery to Resilience workshop

On August 24, 2021, over 100 people joined us for a workshop to talk about approaches to localizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – that is, taking global priorities and orienting them toward local outcomes.



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

To end poverty locally, over 330 communities across Canada have been applying a collective impact approach – establishing multi-sectoral roundtables, doing deep community engagement, and developing poverty reduction plans.


BOOK | 10 - A Guide for Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals in Your Community

Informed by the SDG 10 Guide Advisory Group, this guide aims to be a practical tool for communities looking to localize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The SDGs are a set of 17 interconnected Global Goals that...

CASE STUDY | Creating Community and Municipal Buy-In for Ambitious Climate Action

Community changemakers in Waterloo Region have worked across municipalities to develop a unified vision and targets for climate action. After successfully advocating for their municipalities to declare climate emergencies in...


Webinar recordings:

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...

WEBINAR | Communities Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals (en anglais seulement)

During the annual Communities Ending Poverty (CEP) gathering in May 2021, Tamarack hosted a workshop on how two Communities Ending Poverty members – Oxford County and Alberni Clayoquot Health Network – have been advancing a...


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