Edmonton is honoured and uniquely suited to host the CitiesIPCC Conference. It is a ‘city of learners’ that fundamentally believes in the need for innovation and collaboration to find solutions to our biggest challenges.
Edmonton is the capital city of the province of Alberta and the fifth largest municipality in Canada, with a metropolitan population of more than one million people.
Edmonton is located in Treaty No. 6 territory, the traditional territory of Canada’s Indigenous and Métis people and is known to the Cree, one of Canada’s largest Indigenous groups, as amiskwacîwâskâhikanwe.
We honour the history, language and culture that has shaped this land for thousands of years.
Located in the Canadian Prairie Ecozone, Edmonton has four distinct seasons with March having average daytime temperatures of 2 degrees celsius (36F) and nighttime lows of -7 degrees celsius (19F).
The award winning Shaw Conference Centre is a 150,000 square foot event facility overlooking our stunning river valley and has been awarded the “5 Green Keys” rating for sustainable operations.
Situated in the city’s vibrant downtown core atop the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, the central location offers easy access to Edmonton’s major hotels, restaurants, theatre venues, river valley and shops.
At a time when the world is striving to build low-carbon economies, shift to sustainable energy sources, and adapt to an already changing climate, Edmonton is a full participant in this movement. Climate Change is real and so are Edmonton’s efforts to mitigate and adapt to it.
The City is taking significant action on climate change; first through mitigation and deep decarbonization by introducing energy efficiency programmes and catalyzing investment in renewable energy and second by taken a science based approach to understanding and adapting to the climate change risks that are ahead.
Here are just of few examples of City projects that highlight Edmonton’s commitment to environmental sustainability: