The Big Picture

  • British Columbian communities demonstrate the breadth of climate change challenges and opportunities. Many are confronting increasingly intense natural disaster events. A lot are advancing integrated sustainability agendas that will reduce emissions as well as strengthen their prosperity. read more

Challenges and Opportunities

The Business Case for Climate Action

On top of avoiding serious runaway climate change, investing in emission reductions generates a wide range of benefits.


While actions to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions are critical, communities also need to prepare for unavoidable climate change and its impacts. This is referred to as “adaptation”.

B.C. Climate Action Charter

The B.C. Climate Action Charter is the starting point for local governments committed to taking actions to becoming carbon neutral in their corporate operations and reduce community-wide emissions.


What's New

  • 19 Nov, 2020
    On November 17, Vancouver City Council approved the five-year Climate Emergency Action Plan (CEAP), which contains 19...
  • 13 Nov, 2020
  • 05 Nov, 2020
    Patrick Johnstone, Chair of the Community Energy Association and City of New Westminster Councillor announced awards...
    The Community Energy Association announces the District of Saanich, City of Powell River and Cowichan Valley Regional District as winners of the 2020 Climate & Energy Action Awards. Eight BC Local Governments were award nominees.