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2019 CARIP Survey and Carbon Neutral Reporting

The Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) is a conditional grant that provides funding to eligible local government signatories to the BC Climate Action Charter, equivalent to one hundred percent of the carbon taxes they pay directly. 

To be eligible for the CARIP grant, local governments are required to fill out the CARIP survey and report on their climate actions and progress towards carbon neutrality by June 1, 2019.

Staff from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and the Climate Action Secretariat will be hosting a webinar on CARIP and Carbon Neutral Reporting on March 6, 2019. The webinar will provide attendees with an opportunity to ask questions related to the CARIP survey and reporting requirements, with specific opportunities for Qs and As about reporting GHG emissions as per the Green Communities Committee (GCC) Carbon Neutral Framework. Register here

Find out more about Carbon Neutral Local Government

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Recent GCC Communique Announcements to Support Local Government Climate Action

For local governments measuring and reporting on their corporate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, please note two recent announcements from the Green Communities Committee (GCC).  

  • New Trenchless Technology Project Profile – The GCC is pleased to announce the availability of a sixth GCC approved Option 1 project to assist local governments in meeting their climate action goals.
  • Process for New Option 1 Project Ideas – the GCC has developed a process for New Option 1 Project ideas as guidance for local governments interested in putting forward ideas for new GHG reduction projects.
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Success Story: Vancouver lays out a strategy and a plan of action for its transition to 100% RE

In 2015, The City of Vancouver became the first city in North America to set a comprehensive renewable energy target, which commits the City to get 100% of the energy used in Vancouver from renewable sources before 2050 and reduce carbon pollution by at least 80% below 2007 levels before 2050. To guide this transition, the City has adopted a strategy and action plan to identify the actions that will make it possible: Renewable City Strategy and Renewable City Action Plan.

Read the CoV 100% RE Strategy and Action Plan Story

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CleanBC Communities Fund Application Deadline Approaching

Through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program - CleanBC Communities Fund the province and federal governments are investing $63 million to help local governments and Indigenous communities develop community infrastructure projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions using clean or renewable energy or that improve energy efficiency. Program intake opened in December 2018, and the application deadline is March 27, 2019, (11:59 pm PST).

Learn more and apply here

Federal Sustainable Development Strategy for Canada

Federal Sustainable Development Strategy for Canada

The Government of Canada has released the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (SDG) that outlines the government’s plan and vision for a more sustainable Canada. The strategy contains goals and actions to promote clean growth, ensure healthy ecosystems and build safe, secure and sustainable communities. The draft 2019 to 2022 Federal SDG is now available online and the government is inviting comment until April 2, 2019.

Comment on the 2019 to 2022 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy

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Help us make the Toolkit work for you!

We are excited to announce that we’re working hard making significant improvements to the BC Climate Action Toolkit website to make your experience of accessing resources and information efficient and useful. Help us to ensure the Toolkit houses the latest and greatest resources related to climate mitigation and adaptation. Email us at and share resources, tools, policy examples, case studies or any other valuable data that you have recently used or developed in the following areas:

  • Climate Action Planning
  • Drinking Water & Wastewater Services
  • Transportation
  • Planning and Land-use
  • Solid Waste
  • Buildings and Other Infrastructure
  • Greenspace and Resource Protection
  • Emergency Risk Management
  • Health & Social Planning
  • Financial Planning
Featured Resources

propelling your climate action efforts

REPORT: SFU Act - Low Carbon Resilience: Best Practices for Professionals – Final Report 

DATA PORTAL: Historical Canadian climate data

REPORT: Weathering the Storm: Developing a Canadian Standard for Flood-Resilient Existing Communities

REPORT: West Coast Electric Fleets Workshop Highlights Report

POST: A stumbling block turns into opportunity in District of West Vancouver

PRIMER: Primer on the Ecological Accounting Process

Upcoming Attractions

HEADS UP: for municipal climate action enthusiasts

FUNDING: Bike BC Funding offers communities a chance to improve cycling infrastructure. Apply by Feb. 18, 2019

FUNDING: Low Carbon Economy Challenge: provides funding for projects that leverage Canadian ingenuity to reduce GHG emissions and generate clean growth. Application deadline March 8, 2019

EVENT: Green Economics Workshop for non-economists - February 20- 21, 2019 in Vancouver, BC

WEBINAR: Practical advice for common asset management challenges - Tuesday, February 26, 2019

WEBINAR: Landscape and Community Scale Wildfire Risk Reduction for Whistler, BC - Thursday, March 7 at 9am-10am.

EVENT: 2019 High Ground – Centre for Civic Governance Forum - Mar 29 - March 30 in Harrison Hot Springs, BC  

EVENT: Integrating Climate Risk into Infrastructure Development: the PIEVC Protocol - April 2, 2019 (online workshop)

EVENT: Parksville 2019: Symposium on Water Stewardship in a Changing Climate - April 2 to 4, 2019

EVENT: EnVision 2019 Conference: Accelerating Energy System Transformation - May 2 to 3, 2019

EVENT: CNAM 2019 - Annual Canadian Network of Asset Managers Conference - May 6 - 9, 2019 in Kelowna, BC


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