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BC’s Climate Leadership Plan Released

The Province of BC released the BC’s Climate Leadership Plan (CLP) on Friday, August 19. The CLP presents the next steps BC is taking to fight climate change. The plan contains 21 new strategic actions spanning the province’s transportation and industrial sectors, along with communities, the built environment and government operations. The Province will also be working with local governments to refresh the Climate Action Charter. 

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Celebrating climate action achievements of BC communities at the 2016 UBCM Convention

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn about BC municipalities that lead the way on climate action! Winners of Community Excellence Awards and Climate & Energy Award will be announced at the 2016 UBCM Convention in Victoria.

Take a look at the Stronger Together preliminary program.

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BC Success Stories:
Revelstoke expands shuttlebus service to further its climate action goals

The City of Revelstoke partnered with local tourism-based businesses to provide a shuttle bus service between the city and resort. This collaborative approach enabled the City to improve traffic safety and reduce maintenance costs and to provide this popular transit service without spending any own-source revenue.

Read the Revelstoke success story!

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CEA-BCIT partnership delivers opportunities for Certification in Community Energy Management

Reduce your community emissions through an inter-disciplinary approach to community energy management! The Community Energy Association (CEA) and BC Institute of Technology (BCIT) partnered up to deliver six online courses that look at new ways of addressing growing demands for energy efficiency in buildings and transportation, renewable energy and greenhouse gas reductions.

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Featured Resources

propelling your climate action efforts

REPORT: Policies to Accelerate Community Energy Plans: An Analysis of British Columbia, Ontario and the Northwest Territories – This GTI report identifies the effectiveness of provincial and territorial policies in BC, Ontario and the Northwest Territories that aid widespread CEP development at the local level.

REPORT: This Green House II follows up on the 2011 research on residential energy retrofit financing and looks at opportunities available to local governments to address emissions related to building sector.

WHITE PAPER: Low Carbon Resilience: Transformative Climate Change Planning for Canada points to the co-benefits and synergies possible through considering adaptation and mitigation simultaneously.

GUIDE: Promoting brownfield programs and opportunities in Canada guide helps municipal staff successfully market brownfield sites and incentives. The guidebook includes case studies that offer creative ideas and practical examples relevant to Canadian cities and towns of all sizes.


Upcoming Attractions

HEADS UP: for municipal climate action enthusiasts

Funding Opportunity: The Energy Innovation Program: Clean Energy Innovation – new funding program by Natural Resource’s Canada supports energy technology innovation to produce and use energy more cleanly and efficiently. Application deadline is October 31, 2016. Learn more

Smart Energy Communities 2016 Market Report (to be released in Fall 2016) will be a reflection on the market in Canada informed by both a compilation of QUEST’s leading research as well as by a survey of Smart Energy Community market players across Canada. Stay tuned!

Smart Energy Communities for Jobs, Infrastructure and Climate Leadership conference – October 17 – 19, 2016. Discover how advancing Smart Energy Communities can help turn economic, infrastructure, and climate challenges facing our cities into a once-in-a-generation opportunity. Learn more

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Participate in the Dialogue: Join the Toolkit LinkedIn Group

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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