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Three winners were selected out of 17 outstanding applications for the 2012 Climate & Energy Action Awards. Find out who won & why.


Community Climate Action Examples and the Tools they used. Explore how local governments around the province are taking climate action through an easy-to-use interactive map that links to specific climate action tools.

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Urban Forestry Tool

Urban forests help reduce greenhouse gas emissions community-wide and can be used to manage some of the impacts of climate change.

Learn how to capitalize on the value of trees and treed environments in your community here:

Get recognized as a Climate Action Community!

GCClogoAs a local government you can now get public recognition for actions taken toward your Climate Action Charter goals. The GCC will review your community’s progress, and then provide a letter or a logo that can be used on public documents. This highly visible recognition will help celebrate your level of achievement throughout the year.

This month the joint Provincial-UBCM Green Communities Committee (GCC) announced the new Climate Action Recognition Program for BC local governments.

There are three levels of achievement – where do you fit?

Progress on Charter Commitments: Demonstrate progress on fulfilling one or more Charter commitments

Recognition Awarded: Letter from the GCC acknowledging accomplishments.

Measurement: Complete a corporate carbon inventory for the reporting year and demonstrate familiarity with the Community Energy and Emissions Inventory.

Recognition Awarded: Receive a Climate Action Community 2012 logo, for use on websites, letter head, posters, newsletters and other public materials.

Carbon Neutrality: Achieve carbon neutrality in the reporting year

Recognition Awarded: Receive a ‘Climate Action Community – Carbon Neutral 2012’ logo, for use on websites, letter head, posters, newsletters and other public materials.

To be eligible complete and make public a Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) Public Report and submit it to the Province. Read more eligibility details on the BC Climate Action Toolkit. 

GCC Webinars: Carbon Neutral Reporting – What You Need to Know

2012 is the first year that local governments will report on their progress in achieving carbon neutrality to the public and the Province.

Join a GCC webinar for detailed information on carbon neutral reporting requirements and tools like the Self Certification Business Process Checklist.

  • Date: November 21 Time: 1:00-1:45
  • Date: November 30 - Time: 1:00-1:45

To register visit the Toolkit Events list here.

Intake Now Open for the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP)
image The Province has just announced the next intake for applications for the 2012 Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP).

CARIP is a conditional provincial grant program that provides funding to BC Climate Action Charter signatories equivalent to one hundred percent of the carbon taxes that they pay directly.

This funding supports local governments in their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and move forward on achieving their BC Climate Action Charter goals.

For more information on how to apply for the CARIP grant and program eligibility requirements go to

Download CARIP Climate Action Lists from the Toolkit

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