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Date Summary
17 Jan, 2018 Changes to FCM MCIP Grants

FCM has recently announced a change to receiving grant applications for its Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP).

16 Jan, 2018 The Ville de Montréal and ICLEI are seeking solutions - circular economy

The Ville de Montréal, in collaboration with ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Climate CoLab, just launched an international contest on circular economy!

09 Jan, 2018 GCC Communiqué - BC Recycling Regulation and changes to the Green Communities Committee Carbon Neutral Framework

In May 2014, under the BC Recycling Regulation, responsibility for end-of-life management of residential packaging and printed paper shifted to the businesses that produce these materials.

03 Jan, 2018 Province invests in community-owned clean energy projects

The Province is supporting local governments and First Nations investments in projects that will lower energy costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lead to more affordable and sustainable community infrastructure.

03 Jan, 2018 Cycling Infrastructure Funding - Deadline February 9, 2018

BikeBC Program now accepts applications for funding for projects that improve safety for cyclists. BikeBC will provide up to 50% of the total eligible project costs. Funding for cycling infrastructure projects may also be available through the New Building Canada Fund — Small Communities Fund.

20 Dec, 2017 Funding Guide for Clean Energy Projects
The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources released its updated funding guide – List of Funding Opportunities for Clean Energy Projects Led by/for First Nations and Local Governments
 
13 Dec, 2017 Toolkit Newsletter: Climate Action Updates for BC Local Governments - Winter 2017

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

12 Dec, 2017 Call for EOI for Pilot Communities - The Smart Energy Communities Scorecard Project
QUEST and Pollution Probe are currently seeking six pilot communities across Canada to participate in the development of a Smart Energy Communities Scorecard - a tool to evaluate and benchmark the progress of Smart Energy Communities across Canada. The deadline to submit an Expression of Interest to participate as a Pilot Community has been extended to 5pm EST on December 15th. Learn more and submit an expression of interest here.
05 Dec, 2017 Increased rebates encourage switch to electric work vehicles

Zero-emission specialty vehicles rebate program is now available to local and regional governments, businesses, organizations and individuals  in BC.

03 Dec, 2017 Upcoming Courses in Community Energy Management

Certificate in Community Energy Management program offers an opportunity to gain expertise in developing and implementing CEEPs and using renewable energy to reduce their GHG emissions.

28 Nov, 2017 Defining and Scoping Municipal Natural Assets

This report proposes a new definition for Municipal Natural Assets and outlines the scope of the Municipal Natural Asset Management (MNAM) approach.

28 Nov, 2017 Federal Policies for Low-Carbon Buildings: A blueprint to implement the Pan-Canadian Framework buildings strategy
Take a look at the new blueprint by Équiterre and the Pembina Institute that offers a suite of ambitious and practical policies aimed at ensuring rapid implementation of the building commitments outlined in the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change
23 Nov, 2017 Smart Cities Challenge competition is now open to Canadian Communities of All Sizes!

Canadian communities of all sizes that take the Smart Cities Challenge now have a chance to win one of four prizes (up to $50 million) for implementation of projects that use data and connected technology to bring about meaningful outcomes for residents.

12 Nov, 2017 Investments Make Port Coquitlam More Bike Friendly

Bike racks as public art, green pavement paint marking and more signed bike routes are among the City of Port Coquitlam's latest steps to be more bike-friendly.

12 Nov, 2017 Fort St. John Receives Community of the Year Award for their engagement in development of clean energy in BC

The City of Fort St. John has been awarded Community of the Year by Clean Energy BC. This award recognizes excellence by a community engaged in the development of clean energy in British Columbia. The award acknowledges excellence in any or all aspects of community engagement, including but not limited to education, awareness, and involvement in a clean energy project.

07 Nov, 2017 City of North Vancouver raises building standards to combat GHG emissions

City of North Vancouver council unanimously endorsed new construction guidelines in accordance with the B.C. Energy Step Code.

07 Nov, 2017 City of Kelowna's Innovation Investment Gets Global Attentions

The City of Kelowna is among the 21 smartest cities in the world, based on its approach and investment in technologies to address community goals. City’s Climate Action Plan is  only one of the areas of focus among other thing.

01 Nov, 2017 City of Rossland reaches Milestone 3 in the Climate Protection program (PCP)

City of Rossland on reaches both Corporate and Community Milestone 3 in the FCM-ICLEI Partners for Climate Protection program (PCP). 

23 Oct, 2017 New team to help British Columbia meet climate goals, grow economy

A new advisory council introduced today by Environment and Climate Change Strategy Minister George Heyman will provide strategic advice to government on areas of focus for climate action that go hand in hand with economic growth.

18 Oct, 2017 Provincial Infrastructure Grants Help Local Governments Plan Ahead

Thirty communities throughout British Columbia are receiving a boost in funding of $282,000 in grants to help local governments plan, design and manage sustainable infrastructure.

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