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Climate strategies with co-benefits can result in 'win-win' situations, and thus improve practices for integrated community planning. However, this planning approach also presents challenges because some co-benefit strategies may have associated barriers and/or trade-offs. To better understand both the synergies and challenges of community mitigation and adaptation, we engaged in a research project that examined relationships between climate action strategies, benefits, barriers and trade-offs. The research analyzed data on climate action efforts occurring in eleven BC communities (collected through the MC3 project), and based on this analysis, developed a series of systems models that each center on a particular area of climate action.

Explore our co-benefits models here

Energy Innovation Climate Model

Changing the Conversation

We develop meaning and purpose through sharing our stories and in conversations

Some believe we have yet to begin the necessary conversations, while others argue there have been ongoing discussions over many decades that have not been heard. Some stories, such as growth have become so dominant, they have eliminated space about other perspectives. Changing the conversation is about re-enlarging public space and re-engaging different generations in virtual real-time e-Dialogues.

This intergenerational space is an experimental opportunity to rethink and reframe modern day challenges relevant to Canadian communities, to co-create innovative and scalable solutions. Governed by the principles of Socratic dialogue, this space hosts virtual real-time e-Dialogues and lead virtual peer-to-peer learning exchanges. It is also a repository for learning, best practices, tools and methodologies—a collaborative space to join or start a conversation.

Solutions Agenda


The Climate Imperative


Revitalizing the Social Sector


The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.