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Date Summary
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. 

02 Nov, 2016 New Federal Infrastructure Funding Announced

Phase 2 of the federal Infrastructure Plan will be expanded from $48 million over 8 years to $81 billion over 11 years. $15 billion from the expanded Phase 2 plan would be delivered through a new Canada Infrastructure Bank. 

31 Oct, 2016 Community Energy Implementation Framework - New Tool to Assist with CEP Implementation

The Community Energy Implementation Framework, a new tool available to assist with Community Energy Plan implementation, contains 10 strategies that provide advice on political, staff and stakeholder engagement, staff and financial capacity and embedding energy into local government plans and processes.

26 Oct, 2016 Federation of Canadian Municipalities launches new PCP’s Local Climate Change Heroes series

FCM launched new PCP’s Local Climate Change Heroes series of articles profiling leaders in climate change from municipalities across Canada. Each profile features a member of the Partners in Climate Protection program who is ready to talk with you about climate change issues affecting your municipality. 

25 Oct, 2016 The 2015 CARIP Summary Report highlights climate action achievements by BC local governments

Check out a list of climate mitigation actions taken in 2015 by local governments across BC for ideas of actions to consider undertaking in your own community.

24 Oct, 2016 City of Vancouver Wins International Award for Food Strategy

In 2013, City Council adopted the Vancouver Food Strategy to become a global leader in urban food systems by 2020. For more than a decade, the City has been working in partnership with the Vancouver Food Policy Council and countless community organizations to support a just and sustainable food system.

17 Oct, 2016 BikeBC Program Intake Now Open; Supporting Healthy, Active Communities

BikeBC 2017-18 funding to support healthy, active BC communities.

12 Oct, 2016 New report: Implementation of Community Sustainability Plans by BC’s Local Governments

New research report on the implementation of community sustainability plans in BC is now available.