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Climate Adaptation Workshop EOI

Co-Host a Community Climate Preparedness Workshop

Local governments and Indigenous communities of less than 10,000 people are invited to submit an Expression of Interest to host a Community Climate Preparedness Workshop. These workshops will focus on each community's context and will enable participants to do a deep-dive into their specific local adaptation issues and solutions, as well as provide information on resources and funding that is available to support adaptation activities. Application deadline is June 24, 2019.

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2019 Climate and Energy Action Award

Climate and Energy Action Awards provide an opportunity for local governments to receive recognition for actions that they are taking to reduce their GHG emissions and adapt to climate change impacts. Communities implementing actions related to active transportation, electric vehicles, building energy retrofits, energy efficient new buildings, renewable or district energy, organics diversion, or climate change adaptation should apply by July 2, 2019. The awards will be presented at the UBCM Convention in September and winners will be profiled in the December edition of Municipal World magazine.

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BC Continues to Lead the Way on Zero Emissions Vehicles

In late May, the Province of BC passed the Zero Emissions Vehicle Act (ZEVA). This new Act mandates that by 2040 all new light-duty cars and trucks sold in the province have to be clean energy vehicles. Both the Federal government and the Province of BC have put in place incentives to support the transition to ZEVs; the CEVforBC rebate program has been topped with an additional $10 million in 2019. The new act and incentives will help reduce vehicle related emissions in BC and support goals set in the CleanBC plan.

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Municipal market-based tools for sustainable development

Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission has developed a unique course for employees of municipal and other levels of government that work with municipalities to learn about market-based tools that can support sustainable asset management, finance infrastructure investments, and improve environmental outcomes. The course looks at how these tools can be used to manage traffic congestion, water and wastewater, and solid waste and practical design options that can enable better sustainability outcomes and help secure political and public support.

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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

REPORT: Framework for Municipal Zero Emission Vehicle Deployment

REPORT: Renewables in Cities: 2019 Global Status Report

TOOL: CitiesWithNature’s Nature Pathway

REPORT: Benefits of Adopting Natural Infrastructure

REPORT: Framework for Municipal ZEV Employment

WEBINAR RECORDINGS: Plastic waste management solutions for Canadian municipalities

Upcoming Attractions

HEADS UP: for municipal climate action enthusiasts

WEBINAR: Scanning the Adaptation Field: Past, Present and Emerging Needs - July 23, 2019 

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

EVENT: Ecocity World Summit - October 17, 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

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