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Provincial GHG’s fell 4.5% from 2007 to 2010 while at the same time; our GDP growth outpaced the Canadian average. Read the 2012 Climate Action Plan Progress Report.


The 2010 Community Energy and Emissions Inventory Reports have been released. The Province is looking for your feedback on the draft 2010 CEEI Reports over the summer.

Read new research papers on Renewable Energy Sources and the Regulation of District Energy Systems published by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions.

New Tools

New Community Climate Action Lists Released!

Climate Action Lists were developed from the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) reports showcasing climate actions undertaken by communities across the province.

Discover ideas for your community with the Climate Action Lists. Get inspired by the ways BC Local Governments are taking action.

Ready to help Plug in BC?

Through the Plug in BC program, the Province of BC is offering new clean transportation incentives.

The Community Charging Infrastructure (CCI) Fund is here to support the purchase and installation of up to 570 electric vehicle charging stations across BC that will be accessible by members of the public or by fleets.

Plug in BC: Charging Stations Incentive
The Charging Stations Incentive is available to help fund a network of up to 570 level 2 electric vehicle charging stations across BC that are strategically located and accessible for public or fleet use.

Funding is available for regional districts, municipalities, First Nations, businesses, public institutions and other organizations to purchase and install one or more eligible level 2 electric vehicle charging stations in BC that are accessible by members of the public or fleets. A successful applicant can obtain funding for 75% of eligible costs of a station, to a maximum of $4,000 per station.

Application Deadline  The Fund has received a large number of early bird applications for charging stations, as well as applications for a related planning incentive. Thanks to all applicants.

The final deadline for the charging stations incentive is September 28, 2012, and is subject to available funding. All installations must be completed by March 31, 2013.   See how to apply:

Questions about the Charging Stations Incentive?
Call: Charlotte Argue, Transportation Analyst, Fraser Basin Council 
T:  604 488-5369 | Outside the Lower Mainland:  1-888-703-5338

Ready to Move Cycling Forward in BC?

cyclingCould you use more resources to improve your community’s cycle planning? The BC Climate Action Toolkit has compiled the latest planning and implementation tools, guides and examples to increase your capacity under 'What's New'.

Find an example of a transportation initiative such as the Cranbrook - Kimberley Rails to Trails project, Surrey’s Transportation Strategic plan, Terrace’s Active Transportation Plan and the education program that encourages youth cycling culture in the Capital Regional District.

Join the Discussion: Share your cycling tools, questions, challenges and triumphs on the LiveSmart Climate Leaders blog. Not a member of the LiveSmart Community? Request an Invitation.

Rural Green Energy is a new project intended to increase rural knowledge of green energy opportunities and to develop new tools that will facilitate increased rural benefits from green energy development in the mountain pine beetle zone of BC. Find out more here.


SMARTTool 50% Reduction Extended!

In response to ongoing local government interest, the GCC is pleased to extend the current incentive for SMARTTool until October 26, 2012. The GCC will provide local governments who sign on to use SMARTTool before this date with a 50% reduction in their 2011/12 on-boarding (i.e. the first) year costs.

SMARTTool is a web based GHG emissions inventory and reporting tool which provides a standardized approach to calculating and reporting an organization’s corporate greenhouse gas emissions. Read more here.

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