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04 May, 2018 Wildfire and climate change conference set for Nelson

The impact that climate change is having on wildfire behaviour in B.C. will be a focus of the Wildfire and Climate Change Conference, taking place in Nelson from June 26-28, 2018, Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Minister Doug Donaldson announced today. 

02 May, 2018 Summary Report: Taking Action on Green Resilience: Adaptation and Mitigation Synergies

In September 2017 ACT and Green Resilience Strategies hosted the Taking Action on Green Adaptation and Mitigation Synergies workshop as a pre-event to the Livable Cities Forum in Victoria, BC. The workshop explored ways to integrate climate change mitigation and adaptation planning and increase the returns on investment in climate change and infrastructure solutions while attracting funding for implementation. Taking Action on Green Resilience: Adaptation and Mitigation Synergies summary report captures outcomes from this workshop.

01 May, 2018 Infographic: What do net-zero and zero-carbon buildings mean for energy use and climate pollution?
Five types of green buildings explained! Pembina Institute released an infographic that explains what do net-zero and zero-carbon buildings mean for energy use and climate pollution.
30 Apr, 2018 Economic Tools to Reduce Household Waste and Related Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Reducing and diverting waste can be an important step in GHG mitigation and Canada’s overall climate change approach. This Policy Brief focuses on economic policy tools to encourage waste prevention and diversion at the final consumer stage.

25 Apr, 2018 Guidebook: How to develop an asset management policy and strategy

This guidebook explores how to develop an asset management policy, strategy, and governance framework.

25 Apr, 2018 Congratulations to 2017 PCP Movers and Shakers

CEA wants to recognize communities’ progress in addressing climate change and encourage other communities to take strong action too.

25 Apr, 2018 Funding Available through Asset Management Planning Program

A third intake for the 2018 Asset Management Planning program has been confirmed.

28 Feb, 2018 Guide: Building sustainable communities with asset management

Building Sustainable Communities with Asset Management is an introductory guide that explores the importance of building sustainable practices into in asset management approach, and how to get started. 

27 Feb, 2018 Toolkit Newsletter: Climate Action Updates for BC Local Governments - February 2018

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

26 Feb, 2018 The City of Surrey’s Coastal Flood Adaptation Strategy (CFAS)

The City of Surrey’s Coastal Flood Adaptation Strategy (CFAS) is a participatory, community-driven planning approach to exploring the impacts of climate change on Surrey’s coastline, and the long-term adaption options available to the City.

21 Feb, 2018 Getting to a Circular Economy: A primer for Canadian policymakers
Getting to a Circular Economy: A primer for Canadian policymakers policy brief is the first in a Smart Prosperity Institute series on the circular economy and Canada. It is an introduction to the circular economy concepts and landscape, written for both government and business audiences. 
21 Feb, 2018 Towards a Collaborative Strategy for Municipal Natural Asset Management: Private Lands

This report highlights how local governments can include private land and private landowners in a comprehensive municipal natural asset management framework. 

18 Feb, 2018 Local Governments Taking Action on EV Charging in New Builds

The District of Squamish, City of Richmond and City of Port Coquitlam all recently passed new bylaws requiring some percentage of new parking spaces in residential buildings to have EV charging. 

18 Feb, 2018 North Shore Governments Team Up for “Efficient New Home Zone”

As of July 1, 2018, the District of West Vancouver, the City of North Vancouver, and the District of North Vancouver will require that all Part 9 new-home builders meet the requirements of Step 3 of the BC Energy Step Code.

13 Feb, 2018 New Report: Climate Change and Cities

The Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) has finalized its Second Assessment Report on climate change and cities, and now presents its Summary Report for City Leaders.

07 Feb, 2018 Advancing Municipal Natural Asset Management: The Town of Gibsons’ experience in financial planning & reporting

The Town of Gibsons recently released Advancing Municipal Natural Asset Management document, produced in partnership with the Municipal Natural Assets Initiative (MNAI) team to share Gibsons’ experience in developing a natural asset management strategy so that other local governments may refine and replicate their approach.

06 Feb, 2018 Announcing the 2018 Sustainable Communities Award winners

FCM's Sustainable Communities Awards celebrate the most innovative environmental initiatives in Canadian cities and communities of all sizes. Through these awards, FCM recognizes and celebrates sustainability leaders and trailblazers in municipalities across Canada. Fidn out who are the recipients of FCM’s 2018 Sustainable Communities Awards. 

01 Feb, 2018 Upcoming Course in Community Energy Management

Community Energy Association is partnering with BC Institute of Technology to deliver the six online courses that qualify students to write the certification exam in Community Energy Management. Next course, Community-Based Renewable Energy starts Feb. 14 – Mar. 23, 2018.

01 Feb, 2018 CEA 2018 Funding Guide Released
The Community Energy Association has just released its updated funding guide. Learn about various grants and loans that are available to financially support their climate change and energy initiatives.
31 Jan, 2018 Smart Communities Challenge Webinars
ICF Canada will be  hosting the free Webinar, featuring Purdue Professor Roberto Gallardo and ICF’s Executive Director, Robert Bell, who will be joined by panelists from across British Columbia. John G. Jung, ICF’s Chairman and Co-Founder and Susan Stanford, Executive Lead, Ministry of Citizens' Services, Victoria, BC will co-moderate the session. 
 

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