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10 Jul, 2018 Asset management training for Canadian municipalities
Learn how to make better infrastructure decisions. FCM's partner organizations are delivering more than 40 local asset management training activities, including technical assistance and continuous learning opportunities, in Canadian communities of all sizes. Municipal staff and elected officials will be able to access asset management courses (including certifications), workshops, webinars, conferences and events offered online and in regions across the country until December 2019.
 
These activities will help your municipality gain asset management knowledge and skills to support better infrastructure investment decisions. Events include national training opportunities along with local events tailored to meet regional needs.
10 Jul, 2018 Use FortisBC Incentive Programs to Save Energy, GHG Emissions and Money in Your Community

FortisBC’s Conservation and Energy Management team works with the residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional sectors to promote energy efficiency and conservation. It encourages wiser use of energy by offering rebates for energy upgrades in new and existing buildings, direct installations of energy efficient products for low-income households, and financial support for special projects.  FortisBC is providing support, including information and marketing materials, for local government staff. FortisBC can offer brochures as well as content for social media, websites, newsletter articles, and media releases. 

04 Jul, 2018 Call for EOI: Municipal Natural Assets Initiative Watershed Roll-out in BC
The Municipal Natural Assets Initiative is now offering a watershed-level program in BC focussed on the needs and capacities of smaller / rural local governments, in a single geographic region. Additional details and the Request for Expressions of Interest  are due date by August 17, 2018. 
04 Jul, 2018 PCP National Measures Report 2018

ICLEI Canada’s and FCM’s Partners for Climate Protection program have just released the National Measures Report 2018, which compiles information on 164 projects undertaken by members of the PCP program. 

27 Jun, 2018 Smart Communities Pilot: Deadline Approaching

Interested in using new technology and innovation to improve your local government's infrastructure? BC's Smart Communities Pilot Program may be just what you need. For further information on the program and funding opportunities please review the Smart Communities website. The deadline for application is July 13, 2018.  

26 Jun, 2018 Columbia Basin Trust Environment Grants

The Columbia Basin Trust is offering grant opportunities for registered non-profits, public organizations, municipalities, regional districts and Indigenous organizations that will strengthen environmental well-being.  Businesses may be considered depending on the project and its broad community impact. 

26 Jun, 2018 National Measures Report 2018 - How Canadian cities and communities are taking action on climate change
The 2018 National Measures Report highlights the great strides cities and communities of all sizes are making to address climate change in Canada.
 
 
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.

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