The Municipal Climate Change Action Centre was established in 2009 as a joint initiative between the Government of Alberta, the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association, and Rural Municipalities of Alberta. The MCCAC provides funding, technical assistance, and education to support Alberta municipalities, schools, and non-profits in addressing climate change by reducing their greenhouse gas emissions.

The MCCAC receives advice from an Executive Committee and Program Advisory Committee comprised of representatives from the Alberta Climate Change Office, Alberta Municipal Affairs, Energy Efficiency Alberta, the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association, and Rural Municipalities of Alberta.

To date, the MCCAC has received funding for its operations and programs in the form of grants from the Government of Alberta and Energy Efficiency Alberta.