Climate Action Plan

Climate Action

Charlottetown’s climate is changing. Increased temperatures, flooding, sea level rise and coastal erosion are examples of climate change impacts that will influence our community’s health and wellbeing, environment, and economy. Climate change effects us all, but we know that the impacts are not felt equally amongst all communities, with disproportionate consequences for communities that are already vulnerable due to systemic inequities.

In response, the City of Charlottetown is preparing to create a Climate Action Plan. The Plan will help the community build resilience to the impacts of climate change and extreme weather, while also reducing our contribution to global climate change through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Phase One

Phase One of the climate action planning process launched in January 2023 and ended in April 2023. In this phase, we gathered input from the community, key stakeholders, and rightsholders to better understand how climate change and extreme weather have impacted Charlottetown, how the Climate Action Plan should be developed, and how we can improve climate readiness as a community. We also conducted background research and municipal benchmarking to better understand gaps in Charlottetown’s knowledge as well as how our climate action efforts compare to other Canadian municipalities.

The results of Phase One have been compiled in a Final Report that provides recommendations for Phase Two of Climate Action Plan development, which will involve the creation of the Plan itself. This report includes a set of guiding principles and focus areas, the key components the Plan should incorporate, and gaps in data or knowledge that must be filled to inform the Plan.

The Phase One Final Report was presented virtually to the public in April 2023. The recording of that presentation can be found here.

If you would like to receive a paper copy of the report, please contact [email protected]

Phase Two

Based on the findings from Phase One, early work is under way to fill data gaps and create a Communications and Engagement Plan to guide Phase Two, the development of the Climate Action Plan.

Get Involved 

There will be numerous ways for organizations and individuals to get involved in this project as the planning process progresses. Stay up to date at or contact [email protected]