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|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.
Here are the key numbers:
|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.
|08 Oct, 2016||
Green Thumbs Up! Province Introduces Grow Local BC
The British Columbia government is providing funding of up to $25,000 each for 10 communities, so they can work directly with their local residents to help them grow their own food.
|08 Oct, 2016||
West Vancouver Council Builds Aggressive Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals into Planning, Transportation Processes
District of West Vancouver council has adopted the Community Energy & Emissions Plan, committing the District to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from community sources by 40 per cent by 2040.