On November 15, 2021, Council voted 13-2 in declaring a climate emergency.
The climate emergency declaration was paired with a Council decision to put The City of Calgary on the road to net-zero by 2050. This aligns our municipality with Canada's largest oil sands producers, who have made similar commitments. Declaring a climate emergency put Calgary among 517 Canadian municipalities and 2,043 other jurisdictions and local governments who have done the same, including many in Alberta.
Paired with sensible measures to reduce emissions, will position Calgary among municipalities on the global stage, and is intended to contribute in attracting investment, particularly those related to renewable energy and green technology. Click here to read more.