Accelerating urban climate
solutions across Canada
LC3 is an ambitious plan grounded in 28 years of experience. Canada cannot reach its climate targets without reducing emissions from its cities. Yet many promising urban low-carbon solutions fail to progress from proven concept to full-scale implementation. The Atmospheric Fund (TAF) has been demonstrating low-carbon ideas and preparing them for scale-up in Toronto since 1991. Now, TAF’s model is being adapted for use in other cities, through Low Carbon Cities Canada (LC3). LC3 is a partnership between seven local centres and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. LC3 will help city regions to reach their full emissions reduction potential while at the same time unlocking co-benefits for local communities.
LC3 Centres across the country are undertaking steps to scale up low carbon solutions in their local communities. Discover what they are completing through news releases and announcements, and our monthly updates.
LC3 Centres will be located in seven of Canada’s largest urban areas, representing 43 per cent of the country’s population, and working in partnership with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
Climate Innovation Fund, hosted by the Alberta Ecotrust Foundation Learn more about Calgary - opens in a new window
Climate Innovation Fund, hosted by the Alberta Ecotrust Foundation Learn more about Edmonton - opens in a new window
Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area
The Atmospheric Fund Learn more about Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area - opens in a new window
Halifax Climate Investment, Innovation and Impact Fund Learn more about Halifax Region - opens in a new window
Montreal Metropolitan Community
Greater Montreal Climate Fund Learn more about Montreal Metropolitan Community - opens in a new window
Ottawa Climate Action Fund, incubated by the Ottawa Community Foundation Learn more about Ottawa - opens in a new window
Metro Vancouver Zero Emissions Innovation Centre Learn more about Metro Vancouver - opens in a new window
Federation of Canadian Municipalities' Green Municipal Fund Learn more about National Office - opens in a new window
LC3 will advance solutions in key areas.
Energy efficiency in buildings
Urban renewable energy
The LC3 Centres will use three key tools to access the best ideas in the public, private and non-profit sectors.
Through our work we will also unlock co-benefits such as improved public health, local job creation, and increased mobility.