HalifACT is one of the most ambitious climate action movements in Canada. We’re committed to keeping you informed of the ways we’re leading, collaborating and supporting climate action in the municipality. Here's look at some of the recent awards we've received. For an overview of HalifACT's ongoing initiatives see our community update.
Halifax ranked 11th among 70 cities in the 2023 Corporate Knights’ Sustainable Cities Index.
We're pleased to share that Halifax ranked 11th among 70 cities in the 2023 Corporate Knights’ Sustainable Cities Index. The Corporate Knights’ Sustainable Cities Index (CKSCI) measures and evaluates environmental sustainability performance in 70 cities around the globe.
Cities are evaluated based on data collected, either from public sources or directly from the cities themselves, for 12 CKSCI indicators, including public spaces, air pollution and solid waste generation; as well as multiple metrics relating to climate change, water and transportation.
HalifACT recognized as one of 122 cities on the 2022 CDP Cities A List.
The Halifax Regional Municipality received the highest score possible, an A, for this year’s CDP reporting. CDP is a global, non-profit charity that runs the world’s disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to assess their environmental impact and drive the urgent action needed to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. CDP reporting is a commitment of Regional Council through HalifACT.
HalifACT recognized with national Clean50 Awards
HalifACT recently received three national awards during the Clean50 Summit, recognizing the municipality’s leadership in sustainability through our climate action plan.
- 2023 Canada’s Clean50 - Top Project
- 2023 Clean16 (Cities category) - Shannon Miedema, Director of Environment & Climate Change, has been named one of the 2023 Clean16 for her stewardship.
“Canada’s Clean50 Top Project Awards are amongst the awards announced annually by Delta Management Group and the Canada’s Clean50 organization, to recognize the best sustainability-oriented projects completed in Canada over the prior two years. Projects are chosen based on a five “I”s criteria: Impactful, Innovative, Inspiring, Informative and can readily be Imitated.” - Gavin Pitchford, CEO, Delta Management Group.
Climate Change Leaders Award
We're pleased to share that HalifACT received a Climate Change Leaders Award for our municipal Electric Vehicle Strategy at the recent Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities fall conference at the Westin Hotel in Halifax.
Awards from the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate Change and Energy (GCoM)
We are thrilled to accept three badges from the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM). Based on data we reported, we've been awarded the Compliance, Adaptatio,n and Mitigation Badge. The ‘Compliance’ badge is awarded to cities who have accomplished all steps under the mitigation, adaptation, and access to energy pillars.
The Compliance badge is awarded to cities who have accomplished all steps under the mitigation, adaptation, and access to energy pillars.
The mitigation badge was awarded for our work identifying & designing a reduction plan for our Green House Gas emissions.
The adaptation badge was awarded for our commitment to assessing climate risk and vulnerability & setting adaptation goals.