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Ashley | Newton

Oftentimes, climate action and sound economic policy are presented as oppositional in nature. This is a false dichotomy. A climate resilient city is a fiscally responsible city. A climate resilient city is an efficient, prosperous, and healthy city. It’s a city that can deliver both a high quality of life and lower cost of living. Focusing on systemic change and committing to climate action at the municipal level will create opportunities for Edmontonians to choose more sustainable lifestyles that meet their evolving needs. Although Covid-19 has had devastating effects, Edmonton’s Community Energy Transition Strategy will create jobs, diversify our economy, and open the door to a more just and sustainable future.