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The GCC thanks all Climate Action Charter communities that submitted their final or interim Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) reports by the March 7 deadline. If an interim report was submitted, the final is due on June 2, 2014.  Note that communities that do not submit final reports by the June 2, 2014 deadline may not be eligible to receive their next year’s CARIP grant.


Learn the essentials of Innovative Stormwater Management at the Neighbourhood Scale in an educational video prepared by the University of British Columbia. Find the video, map of featured community examples and more stormwater management videos in the Toolkit Training section.

The 2007-2010 Community Energy and Emissions Inventory (CEEI) Reports were updated on February 20th, 2014 to reflect the latest available information. The CEEI Working Group continues to look to local government staff and other users of the reports to help verify the data. Read more.

New Tools

Pedestrian and Cycling Masterplan Design Guidelines

The Capital Regional District Pedestrian and Cycling Masterplan (PCMP) Design Guidelinesidentifies guidelines, policies and standards for providing universal pedestrian accessibility, bicycle and pedestrian trip enhancement facilities such as bicycle parking and integration with transitLearn more

Adapting to a Changing Climate and Sea Level Rise

The Sea Level Rise Adaptation Primer

The climate is changing. In B.C. recent technical guidelines published by the Provincial government projected a sea level rise (SLR) of half a metre by the year 2050, one metre by 2100 and two metres by 2200. 

Similar projections have been made by other Canadian provinces. Rising sea levels will cause coastal communities to become increasingly vulnerable to issues such as: coastal flooding and reduced drainage capacity; coastal erosion; changes to coastal habitats and wetlands (i.e. salt marshes); reduction in coastal sea ice; and more frequent and intense storms, storm surges and wave action.

How can coastal managers respond to this new challenge?

In order to deal with these issues, coastal communities will require resilience and adaptive capacity to ensure their long-term sustainability.

The B.C. Ministry of Environment commissioned the preparation of the Sea Level Rise Primer. The Primer is a resource for coastal management authorities to identify, evaluate and compare options for adapting to potential impacts and hazards on both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts.

The Primer identifies four strategies (Protect, Accommodate, Retreat, Avoid) and 21 adaptation tools.

Four strategies for adaptation to sea level rise

Adaptation Tools

Find links to a range of tools that can be used as part of a sea level rise adaptation strategy on the BC Climate Action Toolkit.

Sea Level Rise Adaptation Primer

The Sea Level Rise Adaptation Primer is a resource for local governments and land management authorities, providing information on a range of tools that can be used as part of a sea level rise adaptation strategy. The Primer identifies 21 such tools and a broad array of applications.

Find the Primer on the BC Climate Action Toolkit's Adaptation: Challenges and Opportunities page. This page lists key Adaptation resources.

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