This year's Convention Theme Inspired by the UBCM's Recently Launched Newsletter, The Compass
This year the UBCM Convention will run under the theme Navigating the Local Landscape, inspired by The Compass—UBCM’s weekly e-newsletter launched earlier this year. The 2013 UBCM Convention (September 16-20) will aim to guide local leaders in their efforts to move their communities forward.
The Convention is offering a full day workshop on “Building and Protecting Sustainable Communities”. This session will address a number of the most pressing environmental issues facing communities across the province. Topics for discussion will include climate action and green technology. The session will offer regulatory updates, identify gaps, outline tools for local government and highlight best practices.
For further information please visit UBCM website.
GCC Communique on Progress Toward Carbon Neutrality
The joint Provincial – UBCM Green Communities Committee (GCC) has renewed its support of the ‘working towards carbon neutrality’ option under the Framework for the 2013 year.
The Carbon Neutral Framework for BC local governments includes 4 steps to carbon neutrality: measure, reduce, offset/balance and report. For 2012, the GCC also supported a ‘making progress toward carbon neutrality’ option under the Framework. Based on an initial review of local government progress toward carbon neutrality for 2012, the GCC has renewed its support for the ‘working towards carbon neutral’ option under the Framework for 2013. See GCC Communiqué here
for more details.