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Working towards climate justice

Climate change impacts everyone but some more than others

  • Indigenous rights
  • Racial justice
  • Immigrant rights
  • Housing justice
  • Gender issues

Systemic discrimination and past policy decisions, including our urban and land use planning policies, have contributed to the continuing oppression of Indigenous people, racialized, and other disproportionately impacted communities.

As a result, certain communities are more impacted by issues of poverty, lack of services, and unequal opportunities. Our policies need to work to address this.

How we are responding to the climate crisis

We're using the City's Equity Framework (4 MB) to guide us as we work on ambitious carbon reduction policies, and we're making sure these plans are carried out equitably. This requires that:

  • Those facing the greatest impacts are represented in program development
  • The benefits of our climate actions are felt by the communities hardest hit by social and economic injustices

Our carbon reduction policies will be implemented equitably to help improve:

  • Employment
  • Affordability
  • Health

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Contact us

For organizations who represent disproportionally impacted communities, contact us about the Climate and Equity Working Group.