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19 Jun, 2018 Powell River Puts Electric Vehicle into Service

City of Powell River’s vehicle fleet is now plugged into the cleanest automotive technology with the acquisition of an electric car.

19 Jun, 2018 CNAM's resources support people who are new to infrastructure asset management
Canadian Network of Asset Managers (CNAM) has developed several resources to support people who are new to infrastructure asset management, with materials being developed in both English and French, that target communities who are new to asset management and are starting their journey. 
03 Jun, 2018 Success Story: Kimberley’s former mine site becomes home to the largest solar project in BC

In 2015, the City of Kimberley BC began commercial operation of SunMine, the province’s first municipally owned utility-scale solar facility. SunMine is the first solar project in the province to sell power directly to the grid through BC Hydro’s Net Metering program. The project has allowed the community to utilize the Sullivan mine’s now fully reclaimed brownfields and make use of existing transmission infrastructure that once served the mine. Read on...

 

22 May, 2018 Toolkit Newsletter: Climate Action Updates for BC Local Governments - May 2018

Check out the latest Climate Action Toolkit e-news with free programs, grants, valuable tools and success stories from local government peers.

15 May, 2018 Assess your community’s climate adaptation progress

FCM’s Climate Adaptation Maturity Scale helps municipalities that are being impacted by climate change through events such as permafrost melt, flooding, wildfires and extreme temperatures, track their current practices and assess their community’s progress and how it respond to these challenges.

08 May, 2018 UBCM Community Excellence Awards - Application deadline approaching

Applications for the UBCM Community Excellence Awards will be accepted until May 25, 2018. The Awards hrecognize and celebrate UBCM members that have implemented projects and programs that demonstrate excellence in meeting the purposes of local government in BC.  

 

07 May, 2018 New bill updates targets for reducing carbon pollution

The Government of British Columbia has introduced legislation to update the Province’s greenhouse gas reduction targets, setting the stage for a renewed climate action strategy to be released in the fall.

04 May, 2018 Wildfire and climate change conference set for Nelson

The impact that climate change is having on wildfire behaviour in B.C. will be a focus of the Wildfire and Climate Change Conference, taking place in Nelson from June 26-28, 2018, Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Minister Doug Donaldson announced today. 

02 May, 2018 Summary Report: Taking Action on Green Resilience: Adaptation and Mitigation Synergies

In September 2017 ACT and Green Resilience Strategies hosted the Taking Action on Green Adaptation and Mitigation Synergies workshop as a pre-event to the Livable Cities Forum in Victoria, BC. The workshop explored ways to integrate climate change mitigation and adaptation planning and increase the returns on investment in climate change and infrastructure solutions while attracting funding for implementation. Taking Action on Green Resilience: Adaptation and Mitigation Synergies summary report captures outcomes from this workshop.

01 May, 2018 Infographic: What do net-zero and zero-carbon buildings mean for energy use and climate pollution?
Five types of green buildings explained! Pembina Institute released an infographic that explains what do net-zero and zero-carbon buildings mean for energy use and climate pollution.
30 Apr, 2018 Economic Tools to Reduce Household Waste and Related Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Reducing and diverting waste can be an important step in GHG mitigation and Canada’s overall climate change approach. This Policy Brief focuses on economic policy tools to encourage waste prevention and diversion at the final consumer stage.

25 Apr, 2018 Guidebook: How to develop an asset management policy and strategy

This guidebook explores how to develop an asset management policy, strategy, and governance framework.

25 Apr, 2018 Congratulations to 2017 PCP Movers and Shakers

CEA wants to recognize communities’ progress in addressing climate change and encourage other communities to take strong action too.

25 Apr, 2018 Funding Available through Asset Management Planning Program

A third intake for the 2018 Asset Management Planning program has been confirmed.

28 Feb, 2018 Guide: Building sustainable communities with asset management

Building Sustainable Communities with Asset Management is an introductory guide that explores the importance of building sustainable practices into in asset management approach, and how to get started. 

27 Feb, 2018 Toolkit Newsletter: Climate Action Updates for BC Local Governments - February 2018

Check out the latest Climate Action Toolkit e-news with free programs, grants, valuable tools and success stories from local government peers.

26 Feb, 2018 The City of Surrey’s Coastal Flood Adaptation Strategy (CFAS)

The City of Surrey’s Coastal Flood Adaptation Strategy (CFAS) is a participatory, community-driven planning approach to exploring the impacts of climate change on Surrey’s coastline, and the long-term adaption options available to the City.

21 Feb, 2018 Getting to a Circular Economy: A primer for Canadian policymakers
Getting to a Circular Economy: A primer for Canadian policymakers policy brief is the first in a Smart Prosperity Institute series on the circular economy and Canada. It is an introduction to the circular economy concepts and landscape, written for both government and business audiences. 
21 Feb, 2018 Towards a Collaborative Strategy for Municipal Natural Asset Management: Private Lands

This report highlights how local governments can include private land and private landowners in a comprehensive municipal natural asset management framework. 

18 Feb, 2018 Local Governments Taking Action on EV Charging in New Builds

The District of Squamish, City of Richmond and City of Port Coquitlam all recently passed new bylaws requiring some percentage of new parking spaces in residential buildings to have EV charging. 

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