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CARIP Summary Report 2016

Three BC Communities win FCM 2018 Sustainable Communities Awards

FCM recently announced winning municipalities, recipients of 2018 Sustainable Communities Award. Three BC municipalities were recognized for their achievements: Asset management: Village of Salmo, BC, Brownfields: City of Port Coquitlam, BC, and Waste: Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine, BC. The winning projects showcase the most innovative environmental initiatives in communities of all sizes across Canada. Congratulations to all the winners!

Learn more and get inspired with the case studies

Changes to Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP) Grants

FCM grant applications for MCIP will no longer be accepted on an ongoing, year round basis. Starting in 2018, FCM will issue specific calls for applications for MCIP grants. Municipalities are invited to continue to apply for funding through other FCM programs, including: Green Municipal Fund and Municipal Asset Management Program. Regional Climate Advisor for the FCM-ICLEI Partners for Climate Protection Program, Community Energy Association can be contacted for updates on MCIP grant transitions and other FCM funding opportunities.


Funding Guide for Local Governments’ Energy and Climate Initiatives

The Community Energy Association (CEA) released its updated funding guide – Funding your Community Energy and Climate Initiatives: A Funding Guide for BC Local Governments. The document provides an overview of funding opportunities for energy planning, energy efficiency measures, clean energy projects, and sustainable transportation initiatives. For each program, the guide includes descriptions, available funding, application deadlines, and the names of the funding organizations with their contact information.

Learn more about available funding opportunities


New CEV Incentive Program Provides Rebates on Specialty-Use Vehicles

The Specialty-Use Vehicle Incentive (SUVI) program supports electric and hydrogen specialty-use vehicles including motorcycles, low-speed vehicles and unique service vehicles that are not included in the CEVforBC car incentive program. Rebates for new vehicles range from $2,000 to $50,000, depending on vehicle class, cost and battery size. Applications for any vehicle category incentive must be received within 90 days of purchasing the vehicle.

Learn more about the program and eligible vehicles

Featured Resources

propelling your climate action efforts

REPORT: Assessment Report on climate change and cities by the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN)

REPORTAdvancing Municipal Natural Asset Management: The Town of Gibsons’ experience in financial planning & reporting

REPORTTowards a Collaborative Strategy for Municipal Natural Asset Management: Private Lands

POLICY BRIEFGetting to a Circular Economy: A primer for Canadian policymakers

TOOLEV SmartFleets Fleet Procurement Analysis Tool

Upcoming Attractions

HEADS UP: for municipal climate action enthusiasts

FCM’s Green Municipal Fund for capital project Intended for Canadian municipalities to implement large-scale capital projects that demonstrate an innovative solution or approach to a municipal environmental issue. Apply by March 1, 2018.

Infrastructure Asset Management Awareness Workshop
Monday, March 12th in Kelowna, BC

Funding for Flood Risk Assessment, Flood Mapping & Flood Mitigation Planning - Second intake for funding of up to $150,000 will be in late 2018.

Showcase your climate adaptation approaches: Participate in FCM Local Adaptation in Canada survey by March 22, 2018.

Cities and Climate Change Science Conference
Edmonton, AB on March 5-7, 2018

Webinar: Getting to Know the Guides and Toolkits for Sustainable Land and Water Use Planning
March 13, at 11am - 12pm

BC Climate Action LinkedIn Group

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Connect and share knowledge with your peers! Join the BC Climate Action Toolkit LinkedIn group, a closed moderated group for local governments and their stakeholders. Help create a lively discussion amongst industry professionals and propel Climate Action efforts in BC.

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