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Brampton recognized as a leader in local climate action after Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy Showcase Cities pilot

​BRAMPTON, ON (February 3, 2021) – Brampton is among 25 municipalities in Canada that have completed the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) Showcase Cities pilot, an intensive one-year program focusing on local climate action. The City of Brampton has received a Mitigation Badge as a result of its climate efforts.

The Mitigation Badge is awarded to cities that complete an inventory of greenhouse gas usage in their community, set emission targets and have an approved mitigation plan, such as Brampton’s Community Energy and Emissions Reduction Plan (CEERP).

Brampton was selected to join the first Showcase Cities cohort lead by GCoM Canada in August 2019, wherein the city received free support to spur climate action at a local level, including technical support, training, exclusive networking opportunities and access to tools and resources to achieve climate objectives.

The City of Brampton’s commitment to GCoM connects Brampton with the broadest global alliance committed to city climate leadership, building on the pledges of over 10,000 cities and local governments from six continents representing more than 800 million citizens worldwide.

GCoM Canada is a collaboration between the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, the Global Covenant of Mayors Secretariat and the International Urban Cooperation Project supported by funding from the European Union.


• Brampton among 25 Canadian municipalities selected for an intensive pilot with a leading global climate initiative
• Community Energy and Emissions Reduction Plan (CEERP)
• Global Covenant of Mayors


“Brampton has been recognized as a leader in local climate action nationally and internationally by participating in this pilot. We are proud to have been one of 25 municipalities to complete the Showcase Cities pilot, and are committed to sustainability and low-carbon solutions to meet Canada’s climate targets, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and ultimately take action on global climate change.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“We are leading the way in climate initiatives in Brampton, and making a real impact on our carbon footprint. Through the CEERP we are creating a greener transit network and more walkable neighborhoods, implementing building retrofits, and more. It is an important and exciting time in our city. Thank you to GCoM for the recognition and to everyone who has been a part of this change so far.”
- Paul Vicente, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5; Chair, Public Works and Engineering, City of Brampton

“Brampton is a Green City, with a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Brampton by 80 per cent by 2050. Our ambitious and transformative CEERP includes targets for energy efficient homes and buildings, producing cleaner energy, growing Brampton’s transit network, trails and bike infrastructure, and more. Completing the Showcase Cities pilot is a milestone in this journey of climate action.”
- Doug Whillans, City Councillor Wards 2 & 6; Brampton’s representative at the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate Change and Energy; Member, CEERP Community Task Force, City of Brampton

“City staff are committed to sustainability, low-carbon solutions, and reducing Brampton’s carbon footprint to make an impact as a municipal leader in climate action. We are collaborative, forward-thinking, and dedicated to Brampton’s journey as a Green City.”
- David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton

“Municipalities are leading the way on low-carbon solutions—from building retrofits to green transit fleets. And with municipalities influencing half of Canada’s GHG emissions, scaling up local solutions is key to meeting Canada’s climate targets. We applaud Brampton for taking direct action to tackle the impacts of climate change and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.”
- Garth Frizzell, FCM President


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Christine Sharma
Media Relations, City of Brampton
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