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Climate Risk Assessment

BC releases a Preliminary Strategic Climate Risk Assessment for British Columbia

The Government of British Columbia recently released a Preliminary Strategic Climate Risk Assessment for British Columbia to help better understand climate-related risks in BC and develop appropriate measures to these risks. This is the first phase of an initiative to better understand climate related risks in BC. 

The report addresses 15 provincially significant climate risk events for BC, and evaluates the likelihood of said events occurring both now and in 2050 based on high global emissions. The results also discuss the health, social, and economic consequences of the risks. 

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Campbell River

Campbell River shares experience of their effort to minimize carbon footprint

Campbell River aims to minimize the community's environmental impact and the City's carbon footprint through initiatives such as an energy-efficiency rebate program for homes and incentives for new construction that are more efficient than the BC Building Code. 

In this case study interview, Amber Zirnhelt, Sustainability Manager at the City of Campbell River, shares achievements and barriers the city has been facing in advancing their goals.  

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UBCM Convention

Celebrating climate action achievements of BC communities at the 2019 UBCM Convention

Don't miss the opportunity to learn about BC municipalities that lead the way on climate action! The winners of the Community Excellence Awards and Climate & Energy Award will be announced at the 2019 Union of British Columbia Municipalities convention in Vancouver September 23-27, 2019 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Representatives from the BC Climate Action Toolkit will be at the convention's market-place session on Monday September 23 to discuss and answer your questions regarding the Toolkit and how it can support your community.

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Strategic Assessement

Consultation Period on the Government of Canada's Draft Strategic Assessment of Climate Change

The Government of Canada is putting in place better rules for major projects, to protect the environment and communities, advance reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, and ensure good projects can go forward, creating jobs and economic opportunities for Canadians. As a part of these better rules, Environment and Climate Change Canada is developing the strategic assessment of climate change. The draft strategic assessment is now published, and there is the opportunity for the public to comment on this until August 30, 2019.

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Early Bird Registration for Adaptation Canada 2020 Opening September 9

Adaptation Canada 2020 (February 19-21, 2020) will bring to Vancouver Experts and leaders from diverse sectors, regions, and jurisdictions to work on one of the most urgent issues of our time - how to build climate change resilience in our communities, ecosystems, and economy. 

This conference is a must-attend for people in all orders of government (federal, provincial, municipal, and Indigenous), industry, academia, and non-government organizations. If you want to learn from others and make new connections to ramp up your own resilience efforts, this is your conference!

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Resources for Website

Help us make the Toolkit work for you!

We are excited to announce that we’re working hard on making significant improvements to the BC Climate Action Toolkit website to make your experience of browsing the website efficient and practical. Join us in making the Toolkit the most comprehensive library of resources to meet your needs! We are consolidating the latest, most practical resources on climate action in an online library to support local government staff working on climate change projects and we need your help with identifying the best resources out there. Email us at to share with us resources, tools, policy examples, case studies or any other valuable data that you have used or find useful in your work of reducing GHG emissions in the following areas:

  • Drinking Water & Wastewater Services
  • Transportation
  • Planning and Land Use
  • Energy
  • Waste
  • Buildings and other Infrastructure
  • Greenspace and Resource Management
  • Emergency Risk Management
  • Health & Social Planning
Featured Resources

propelling your climate action efforts

STRATEGY: BC Agriculture & Climate Change Regional Adaptation Strategies series: Bulkley-Nechako, Fraser-Fort George

REPORT: Making the Case for Building to Zero Carbon

GUIDE: BC Active Transportation Design Guide

Upcoming Attractions

HEADS UP: for municipal climate action enthusiasts

EVENT: Rail-volution Transit & Community Development Conference - September 8-11, 2019 in Vancouver, BC

WEBINAR: How can local governments build equity into community engagement processes? - September 10, 2019 in Vancouver, BC 

EVENT: Bylaw drafting and interpretation workshop - September 12, 2019 in Richmond, BC

EVENT: BC Energy Connection - September 20, 2019 in Vancouver, BC

GRANT: BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy Wood Stove Exchange Program -  deadline for proposals September 23, 2019 

EVENT: 2019 UBCM Convention - September 23-27, 2019 in Vancouver, BC

EVENT: Ecocity World Summit - October 7-11, 2019 in Vancouver, BC

EVENT: Livable Cities Forum (LCF) - October 28, 2019 in Victoria, BC

EVENT: 2019 Asset Management BC Conference - November 6- 7,  2019 in Richmond, BC

EVENT: National Adaptation Conference - February 19-21, 2020 in Vancouver, BC

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