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21 Jul, 2020 Whistler Releases Climate Action Big Moves Strategy
The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) continues to prioritize tackling the serious threat of climate change. This week the draft Climate Action Big Moves Strategy was presented to Whistler Council – including six proposed Big Moves focused on the transportation, buildings and waste sectors and a new proposed 2030 target for Whistler’s greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions.
15 Jul, 2020 Burnaby City Council Approves Bold Climate Action Plan
Burnaby City Council has approved a Climate Action Framework, a roadmap for the City as it takes meaningful actions to address climate change.
“Transitioning to carbon neutrality will enhance our environmental health, resilience and sustainability,” said Mayor Mike Hurley. “This Framework will build on the progress we’ve already made and capitalize on Burnaby’s strengths of compact growth, frequent transit and abundant green space.
13 Jul, 2020 Green Communities: Decarbonizing the Built Environment
A new Prince George-based study by the PICS Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment (EEBE) project may contribute to plans by that city and other similar communities to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions within the areas that residents live, work, commute and socialize. 
06 Jul, 2020 Metro Vancouver's Carbon Neutral Achievement Sets Stage for Bold Climate Action
Metro Vancouver’s leadership and commitment to climate change have allowed the regional district to achieve corporate carbon neutrality for 2019 and potentially through 2022. This puts the region in a strong position to advance important climate actions as part of Climate 2050 and achieve its ambitious climate change and environmental goals.
30 Jun, 2020 New initiative to help homeowners cut their energy bills and emissions and keep the local economy moving
The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) today launched the next step in their shared mission to support local programs that help Canadians retrofit their homes to higher energy standards—driving cost-saving energy efficiency and renewable energy in communities across Canada.
25 Jun, 2020 Infrastructure Planning Grant Program
Municipalities and regional districts can apply for grants that support projects related to the development of sustainable community infrastructure through the Infrastructure Planning Grant Program. The program is open for applications year-round with regular processing deadlines.
Next Deadline: July 15, 2020
Project Eligibility
23 Jun, 2020 Video series: Climate resilience and asset management
Learn why climate integration is important to your community and how to get started.
Understanding and adapting to the impacts of climate change on municipal infrastructure and service delivery requires a dedicated approach and strong leadership.
22 Jun, 2020 Surrey Named One of Canada's Greenest Employers
The City of Surrey has been selected as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers in 2020, which recognizes employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness in their organizations.
18 Jun, 2020 Resources: Changemakers Climate Adaption Resources
To respond to climate change in a holistic way, municipalities require high quality adaptation plans that reflect input from their communities. In January 2018, ICLEI — Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI Canada) was funded by the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program to lead the Adaptation Changemakers project.
11 Jun, 2020 Marking the Way: How Legislating Climate Milestones Clarifies Pathways to Long-Term Goals
01 Jun, 2020 Climate leadership course for elected officials
Course format
The online course will take place from September 2020 to November 2020, and the in-person summit will occur in January 2021.
26 May, 2020 Prince George City Council approves new Climate Change Mitigation Plan
14 May, 2020 Apply for the Community Energy Association's Climate and Energy Action Awards
Is your community increasing the use of public transit, active transportation or electric vehicles? Have you completed retrofits on community facilities, explored renewable energy projects or supported green waste recycling? Are you fostering energy efficient new buildings and neighbourhoods? Are you advancing climate resilience and adaptation initiatives?
Receive recognition for your work by applying for a Climate and Energy Action Award. 
07 May, 2020 Report: Reducing urban heat islands to protect health in Canada
04 May, 2020 City Of Prince George Expands Downtown System to Increase Access to Renewable Energy
The City of Prince George will be initiating construction at two sites downtown later this week to add connections to the Downtown Renewable Energy System. The work will occur at 6th/7th and George and on Quebec Street between 6th and 7th in order to provide heat both for the new parkade and the future new downtown pool. The areas will be closed to traffic, but remain open for pedestrian access to businesses.
30 Apr, 2020
29 Apr, 2020 FCM's Community Efficiency Financing

Plan, implement and scale up innovative financing models for residential energy projects

21 Apr, 2020 COVID-19 resources for municipalities
The COVID-19 outbreak is an urgent challenge to public health in cities and communities across Canada. FCM is committed to supporting member municipalities with information and resources to help keep Canadians safe.
15 Apr, 2020 Guide: Quantifying greenhouse gas reductions at the project level

Learn to calculate emissions and energy reductions from climate change and energy efficiency projects

14 Apr, 2020 Clean energy pilot project aims to clear air through low carbon options for retrofits
A new low carbon technology project for the Kootenays is proposed to begin this year.


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