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|24 Apr, 2017||
FCM launches Climate and Asset Management Network
The FCM's Climate and Asset Management Network helps municipalities integrate climate change decisions along with infrastructure, such as roads, bridges and recreation facilities. Participants benefit from peer-learning opportunities, funding and training to integrate climate change with asset management planning. The application deadline is June 15.
|19 Apr, 2017||
Plan H Case Study: Bowen Island’s Plan to Increase Active Transportation
Take a look at the Plan H's case study of Bowen Island's Integrated Transportation Master Plan.
|12 Apr, 2017||
The Province releases BC Energy Step Code
The new BC Energy Step Code establishes a set of incremental performance steps for new buildings that will help BC to transition to net zero energy ready buildings by 2032. BC local governments can use this voluntary tool to encourage—or require—the construction of more energy-efficient buildings in their communities.
|12 Apr, 2017||
Deep Emissions Reduction in the Existing Building Stock
Deep Emissions Reduction in the Existing Building Stock report offers distilled and synthesized discussions from the 2016 Pathways to Net-Zero Buildings thought leader forum. The report puts forward a set of recommended targets and strategies for the B.C. and federal governments to accelerate policy development and market transformation for high-efficiency buildings.
|10 Apr, 2017||
Report - Getting on Board: Learning from planning and engagement around rapid transit projects in Ontario
New Pembina Institute's report shares lessons from planning and engagement around rapid transit projects in Ontario.
|28 Mar, 2017||
City of Vancouver shares guidelines for designing AAA cycling routes
City of Vancouver shares the 10 "rules of thumb" to considers when building cycling routes for people of all ages and abilities (AAA).
|27 Mar, 2017||
Saanich embarks on path to completely renewable energy
Saanich council supports the goal of 100 per cent renewable energy.
|15 Mar, 2017||
Funding now available for municipalities to tackle greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change
FCM just announced new funding for plans and studies to help municipalities take action on climate change. Canadian cities and communities of all sizes can now apply for grants up to $175,000 for plans and studies to reduce GHGs and prepare for climate change impacts, such as extreme storms, hotter summers and colder winters.
|08 Mar, 2017||
BC Energy Step Code Awareness and Readiness Survey
BC local government staff are invited to participate in BC Energy Step Code Awareness and Readiness Survey.
|06 Mar, 2017||
Squamish Community Carbon Marketplace Launched
The District of Squamish is one step closer to achieving carbon-neutrality through its own Community Carbon Marketplace (CCM), an online carbon exchange initiative supporting local projects that target Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission reductions. A CCM will enable the District to meet carbon-neutral objectives by purchasing community carbon credits generated by local projects.
|01 Mar, 2017||Toolkit Newsletter: Climate Action Updates for BC Local Governments - Spring 2017|
|28 Feb, 2017||
Ecosystem Services Toolkit: Completing and Using Ecosystem Service Assessment for Decision-Making - An Interdisciplinary Toolkit for Managers and Analysts
Ecosystem Services Toolkit: Completing and Using Ecosystem Service Assessment for Decision-Making is a technical guide to ecosystem services assessment and analysis that offers practical, step-by-step guidance for governments at all levels, as well as for consultants and researchers. The guide contains numerous innovative tools and resources designed to enhance users’ understanding of ecosystem services and to support analysis and decision-making.
|27 Feb, 2017||
New Solutions for Sustainable Stormwater Management in Canada
The New Solutions for Sustainable Stormwater Management in Canada report provides Canadian local governments with an introduction to stormwater user fees and to the various other tools that they can implement to take an integrated approach to better urban stormwater management through the use of green infrastructure.
|27 Feb, 2017||
Showcasing Successful Green Stormwater Infrastructure – Lessons from Implementation
A 2016 FBC report Showcasing Successful Green Stormwater Infrastructure – Lessons from Implementation profiles successful implementation of green stormwater infrastructure in Metro Vancouver and Victoria across three urban land use types:
|21 Feb, 2017||
Success Story: A push for innovation - an economic way to increase safe cycling in Kelowna
BC Climate Action Toolkit's Success Stories is a series of case studies that showcase and celebrate climate action initiatives by BC local government. Our latest story is on City of Kelowna's creative use of wireless pushbutton technology used to detect cyclists at road intersections and increase cyclist safety at a fraction of a cost. Read on...
|06 Feb, 2017||
New programs to help address climate change and strengthen infrastructure planning
FCM introduces new climate change and infrastructure programs
|31 Jan, 2017||
Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges
New ACT report designed to be a conversation starter rather than an exhaustive analysis of the issues, summarizes key ideas on examples of climate change challenges and solutions for selected professions synthesized from discussions conducted with the ACTPAC over the past two years, as well as insights gained during an ACT workshop with BC thought leaders held in Vancouver on September 9th, 2016, entitled Climate Risk: Getting to Action.
|30 Jan, 2017||
2012 Community Energy and Emissions Inventory (CEEI) reports are now available
Climate Action Secretariat just announced the 2012 CEEI reports have been posted online.
|16 Jan, 2017||
Planning Toolkits - Obstacles and Solutions Survey
Okanagan Basin Water Board is inviting all those involved in planning decisions in their communities to provide input on existing toolkits and guides that contain best practices and legal approaches to help communities adapt to climate change, support conservation, and practice sustainable development.
|11 Jan, 2017||
Great examples of how investing in healthy communities brings benefits for the environment as well!
BC Healthy Communities shares recordings of these inspiring projects: Comox Valley active travel planning initiative ow.ly/EQAc307PTwa and Kamloops engagement efforts in food security programs http://ow.ly/te26307PUK6.