What is the National Climate League (NCL)?
The National Climate League is an annual volunteer-led, data collection project developed by The Climate Reality Project Canada, first launched in Winter 2018. The NCL is an exercise in participative democracy, highlighting solutions at the municipal level that help improve the lives of local residents and contribute to putting Canadian municipalities on a path to carbon neutrality by 2050.
To quantify those positive impacts and #MeasureWhatMatters, we track progress on fifteen primary and fifteen complementary indicators across our twenty-three hub cities.
We chose these indicators based on five criteria. Accessibility, comparability across cities, the ability of municipal governments to act, their impact on GHG emissions, and whether the average citizen cares about that particular indicator improving. We’ve developed 15 primary and 15 complementary indicators that are representative of living a better and more sustainable life.
At citizens' request, municipalities submit data for each indicator based on a variety of methodologies that the team at The Climate Reality Project Canada has established.
Citizen-led and data-driven, the National Climate League enables volunteers to gather data on
sixteen carefully chosen primary indicators that reflect a better quality of life for everyday
Canadians living in municipalities. These Standings then function as both a benchmarking and a lobbying tool comparing how Canadian municipalities fare across these sustainability indicators. The National Climate League, local heroes, fighting for Climate Justice with data. Have a look at how some of Canada's major cities performed in 2021.
About the Climate Reality Project Canada
The Climate Reality Project Canada is the Canadian branch of the Climate Reality Project, founded in 2006 by former Vice President of the United States and Nobel Laureate Al Gore. Its mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across all levels of society. It does so by training a vast and international network of Climate Reality Leaders to become effective communicators on the science and solutions to climate change.
There are 42,278 Climate Reality Leaders worldwide, of which 1,648 are in Canada. Their mission is to spread awareness amongst their peers and to advance solutions to the climate crisis.
The Climate Reality Canada is also the founder of the Community Climate Hubs initiative, which aims to decarbonise cities across the country.
For more information, visit www.climatereality.ca or follow us on Twitter: @Reality_Canada.
For more information about the National Climate League visit www.NCL-LNC.ca
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The Climate Reality Project Canada’s (CRPC) office is located on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg Nations. CRPC honours, recognizes and respects these Nations as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which we are today.