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The 2017 CARIP Report highlights climate action achievements by BC local governments

The CARIP Summary Report on Local Government Climate Actions 2017 is now available on the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing’s website. As demonstrated by the continued one hundred percent participation of Charter signatories in the CARIP program this year, and the extensive mitigation and adaptation actions reported in 2017, local governments are clearly committed to reducing their corporate and community-wide GHG emissions and addressing the impact of climate change. Check out the CARIP Summary Report 2017 to find out about innovative projects local governments across BC have been engaged in.

BC Local Governments get Recognition for Climate and Energy Action and Innovation

In addition to the Green Community Committee’s annual Climate Action Recognition Program, which publicly recognizes carbon neutral progress, there were two other award programs celebrating innovative actions by local governments’ at the UBCM Convention at Whistler.

Solar Colwood

Success Story: Solar Colwood – engaging community in energy conservation and renewable energy

Solar Colwood was a community-wide project that engaged residents of Colwood BC in renewable energy and energy saving projects in their homes and local community. Energy upgrades promoted and provided through Solar Colwood combined with incentives resulted in energy savings of 4.96 million kWh/year and GHG reductions of 651 tonnes of C02e/year. Colwood has now earned a place as one of Canada’s leading communities in energy conservation and renewable energy.

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Adaptation and Mitigation Interaction Assessment Tool

C40 Cities and CIFF have recently launched Adaptation and Mitigation Interaction Assessment Tool to help cities better understand the relationship and interactions between adaptation and mitigation actions. “Based on cities’ experiences and designed for cities, this is the first tool available that will help policy-makers systemically analyse potential interactions between mitigation and adaptation as they develop climate action plans.”

Learn more about the AMIA Tool

Featured Resources

propelling your climate action efforts

POLICY: City of Vancouver's Zero Emissions Buildings Catalyst Tools

VIDEOS: inspire your sustainability projects - presentations by FCM's 2018 Sustainable Community Award winners 

RESOURCES BUNDLE: Fundamentals of Energy Efficiency

CASE STUDIES: Municipal Natural Assets Initiative | Results from the First National Cohort: Decision-Maker Summary 

READINESS SCALE: FCM's Maturity Scale for Municipal GHG Emissions Reduction

TOOL: Pembina’s Climate Policy Ideas Tool - Test the effects of 50+ approaches with the new Energy Policy Simulator 

Upcoming Attractions

HEADS UP: for municipal climate action enthusiasts

EVENT: Asset Management BC Annual Conference will be held in Vancouver, BC on September 26 and 27, 2018 at the Radisson Airport hotel. 

EVENT: 13th Ecocity World Summit will be held in Vancouver, BC on October 17 - 21, 2019.

EVENT: Making the Links Symposium 2018 by the Shift Collaborative will be held in Kelowna, BC on November 5-6, 2018.

EVENT: 2018 Zero Waste Conference by Metro Vancouver will be held in Vancouver, BC on November 8-9, 2018

EVENT: Day long workshop on Climate Change in the Urban Environment: Essential Steps to Enabling Resiliency, SFU on November 8, 2018.

WEBINAR: Three Important Factors For Adapting to Climate Change: Location, Location, Location - October 24, 2018.  

FUNDING: New application deadlines for asset management grants - October 23, 2018.

FUNDING: Structural Flood Mitigation Funding - second intake.


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