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CASE STUDY | Implementing a Participatory Climate Action Plan in Halifax

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CASE STUDY | Implementing a Participatory Climate Action Plan in Halifax

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This case study by Community Climate Transitions' Chiara Camponeschi explores Halifax's Participatory Climate Action Plan (HalifACT). 

The case study focuses on three of HalifACT’s most innovative and promising features to highlight how the Halifax Regional Municipality and residents are working towards a shared vision for a more resilient and healthy future for Atlantic Canada:  

  1. Innovative Climate Financing (particularly, the introduction of a Climate Action Tax); 

  2. Inclusive Community Engagement (with a spotlight on HRM’s blended program of community consultation and awareness-raising);  

  3. Integrated Vision (how HalifACT is being leveraged to inform other key plans and priorities for HRM).

HalifACT is a climate action plan that outlines a long-term vision for the next 30 years, the municipality is committed to immediate action, and acknowledges that “most actions need to be undertaken within the first 10 years” if its targets are to be met.


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Chiara Camponeschi

By Chiara Camponeschi

Chiara is a Manager of Cities with the Tamarack Institute's Community Climate Transitions initiative. She has 15 years of experience in the social impact sector, having worked with nonprofits, as well as having served as an advisor to several multilateral and community initiatives, in Canada and abroad.

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