Expression of Interest in Serving as a National Office of Low Carbon Cities Canada (LC3)

On behalf of Low Carbon Cities Canada (LC3), Alberta Ecotrust is seeking expressions of interest in serving as a national liaison organization for the LC3, pending support of this initiative in the 2019 federal budget.

Expressions of Interest should be returned to Rod Ruff at Alberta Ecotrust by 5 pm on Friday December 14, 2018.

The submissions should be a maximum of five pages in length but may reference supplementary documents that support the applicant’s relevant qualifications. The submission must provide evidence of suitability for the role in response to the ORGANIZATIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ROLE and the SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS AND CAPACITY NEEDS, which you will find detailed in the document available for download below.


Download: Expression of Interest in Serving as a National Office of Low Carbon Cities Canada


About Low Carbon Cities Canada

Urban areas produce roughly half of Canada’s emissions. Without a significant reduction in urban emissions, we cannot fulfill our climate commitments. Canadian cities strive to be climate leaders, yet often struggle to scale up solutions because of short political cycles, siloed departments, limited resourcesand risk aversion. In short, there is a pressing need to bolster city-level climate capacity.

Low Carbon Cities Canada (LC3) is a proposed Pan-Canadian network of major urban climate centres that will help seven city regions to reach their full emissions reduction potential while at the same time unlocking co-benefits for local communities. The local centres follow the model established by The Atmospheric Fund (TAF), who has been demonstrating low-carbon ideas and preparing them for scale-up in Toronto since 1991. Now is the time to adapt TAF’s model for use in other Canadian cities, according to a recent cross-country consultation with leading urban climate solutions stakeholders.

Alberta Ecotrust is collaborating with the City of Calgary and the City of Edmonton to establish Low Carbon Innovation Centres in both Calgary and Edmonton. The Centres will use impact investing, grantmaking, and local programming to scale low-carbon ideas like building retrofits, deployment of local renewable energy systems, electrification of transportation, shared mobility, and a zero-waste circular economy.

Learn more about Low Carbon Cities Canada at


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