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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:
  • Streetscapes
  • Residential Communities, and
  • Institutional Sites

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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.

09 Jan, 2017 2017 CARIP Climate Action and Carbon Neutral Reporting Dates and Requirements (for 2016 reporting year)

2017 Carbon Neutral Reporting Instructions and Key Deadlines (for 2016 reporting year) are now available to help guide BC local governments CARIP Carbon Neutral Reporting Process. B.C. local governments must complete the online 2016 CARIP Climate Action/Carbon Neutral Progress Survey, make the information public and submit a public report attestation form, signed by the Financial Officer on or before June 1, 2017.

03 Jan, 2017 Peer exchange on the road towards 100% renewable heating and cooling

Cities, businesses and academia look for ways to integrate district energy systems in energy planning and policies to accelerate the transition to 100% renewable energy. 

21 Dec, 2016 Economic Analysis of CEPs report

New GIT report looks at six major methods of economic analysis and includes advice on considerations in interpretation of results, the need for specialized expertise, the approximate cost and level of effort, and data requirements.

13 Dec, 2016 City of Vancouver Steps Up With Electric Vehicle Ecosystem Strategy

The City of Vancouver moves towards 100% renewable transportation with its recently adopted Electric Vehicle Ecosystem Strategy!

07 Dec, 2016 Toolkit Newsletter: Climate Action Updates for BC Local Governments - Winter 2016

Check out the latest Climate Action Toolkit e-news with free programs, grants, valuable tools and success stories from local government peers.

06 Dec, 2016 Richmond's Green Fleet Makes it First Municipality to Receive Platinum Award from E3 Fleet

The City of Richmond has become the first municipality to receive a Platinum Rating from E3 Fleet, a national program that recognizes excellence in fleet management and environmental performance.

30 Nov, 2016 2015-2016 carbonn Climate Registry Digest shows that Local and subnational governments prove their climate commitments
The newly released 2015-2016 carbonn Climate Registry Digest shows that local and subnational governments in the ICLEI Network – from small communities, megacities and large subnational states – are well positioned to contribute to and even raise the ambitions of national climate commitments over the long and short term.
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22 Nov, 2016 Asset management and sustainability resources

FCM put together a list of asset management & sustainability resources, including those that make linkages with broader sustainability goals, including climate change!

16 Nov, 2016 B.C.’s innovative carbon tax recognized with international award

BC is recognized on the world stage for our innovative solutions to fight climate change. British Columbia received one of 13 Momentum for Change (facebook.com) awards handed out at the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22 (facebook.com) ) Low-Emissions Solutions Conference in Marrakech, Morocco.

14 Nov, 2016 Funding Opportunity: Clean Water and Wastewater Fund

$148.5M allocated for the new Clean Water and Wastewater Fund is available to local governments to ensure sustainability principles are met while improving community vibrancy, resilience and attractiveness. 

14 Nov, 2016 Funding Opportunity: EcoAction Community Funding Program

Environment and Climate Change Canada's (ECCC) EcoAction Community Funding Program is now accepting applications for funding for new projects until December 12, 2016.