Climate Resilience

Over the last 50 years, Edmonton has been warming at one of the fastest rates in the world and experienced warming of 1.7 °C over the past 100 years. Urgent action is needed — climate change will have impacts on our infrastructure, economy, public health and safety, and our natural environment. Decisions made today about how we design and build our city, transportation systems, infrastructure and energy will set the course for our future.
City Council declared a climate emergency on August 27, 2019 and in 2022, 75 per cent of Edmontonians told us that we need to act now to address climate change. On our path to becoming a resilient city, we will need to work together to address climate challenges and risks, and pursue the opportunities that arise from a changing climate.
Climate resilience is about Edmonton’s capacity to respond to the impacts of climate change and protect people, businesses and infrastructure from those impacts. Climate Resilience looks at 3 priority areas:
• Air quality
• Climate mitigation
• Energy generation and use
Action is required by all Edmontonians, businesses and industries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and preserve and protect a clean environment. Generating and expanding renewable energy and reducing and mitigating climate change is imperative to improve Edmonton's environment now, and for future generations.


Indicators reflect the extent to which the City’s priorities are being achieved and speak to the direction the City wants to go in.  A trend is the general direction of the indicator and shows either a progression or regression. The indicator’s trend status reflects results for the most recent data point compared to previous results. For some indicators, a time-lag exists and the latest available data is presented. 
Click on a specific indicator to learn more about it and see trends and recent results.
  • Green - positive change in result compared to previous result
  • Orange - minimal change (either positive or negative) or no change compared to previous result
  • Red - negative change in result compared to previous result  

Indicator category: Air quality 

Indicator category: Climate mitigation

Indicator category: Energy generation and use