The ImpAct-Climate project is a five-year pan-Canadian initiative aimed at increasing awareness and promoting behavior change in order to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions within the college and institute sector.
As part of the project, CICan has pledged to consult with members to take action to fight climate change. Together we will:
- Critically contribute to Canadas’s goal “to cut GHG emissions by 40 to 45 percent below 2005 levels by 2030 and reach net-zero by 2050 while creating good middle-class jobs.”
- Commit to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, in particular SDG 13, by taking immediate steps to promote awareness and behaviour change around GHG emissions and their impacts.
- Promote behavioural change and enhance institutional engagement towards reducing GHG impact.
The project rests on three pillars that will provide colleges and institutes with the knowledge, skills and tools they need to support students, faculty, staff, their local communities and employers so that they may change their behaviours and reduce their GHG emissions:
Campus GHG Reduction Awareness
Green Buildings and Indigenous Land Stewardship
Campus Living Labs
National Planning Committees
Two advisory committees have been created to guide the project, bringing the perspectives of large, small, urban, rural and Northern institutions from across the country:
- Campus GHG Reduction National Planning Committee
- Green Buildings and Indigenous Land Stewardship National Planning Committee
- Up to 30 colleges and institute to participate in the demonstration projects.
- 2 Project Working Groups and 2 National Planning Committees support the work of the ImpAct-Climate project.
This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada