MC3 Final Progress Report: Submitted to the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions

Ann Dale
Alison Shaw
Rob Newell
Meeting the Climate Change Challenge


The Meeting the Climate Change Challenge (MC3) research project commenced in July 2011 and ended January 31, 2013, funded initially by PICS for one year and extended for another half year ($140,000). The goals of the project were two-fold; firstly, to identify and investigate innovative municipal approaches to provincial climate policy and document best practices through detailed case studies, and secondly, to spur cross-scale knowledge mobilization and peer-to-peer learning between communities in order to bootstrap innovation diffusion, optimize local and provincial partnerships and lessons from leading communities taking climate action. The dissemination of innovative climate change responses and actions on the ground is critical as other jurisdictions in North America begin to develop active climate policy regimes.