What's New

Find out what's new on the site.

Date Summary
08 Apr, 2021 PIBC / CITE Webinar: Dockside Green - The Story of the Most Sustainable Development in the World
Presentation Synopsis:
30 Mar, 2021 City of Courtenay Attains National Climate Action Recognition through OCP Update
The City of Courtenay is among 25 municipalities across Canada to complete an intensive climate action pilot project, charting a course to new climate-friendly goals in the city’s Official Community Plan (OCP) – and establishing Courtenay as national and international leader on local climate action.
22 Mar, 2021 Richmond's Fleet Grows with Addition of New Hybrid Trucks
The City of Richmond is the first municipality in British Columbia to receive and incorporate the new Ford F150 PowerBoost Hybrid—the first full hybrid truck—into its growing sustainable fleet. 
15 Mar, 2021 District of Squamish launches new website encouraging residents to take climate action
08 Mar, 2021 Central Saanich to launch PACE financing program for homeowners to switch to heat pumps
Homeowners in Central Saanich wanting to replace their oil heating systems with an electric heat pump will soon have access to 0%-interest financing through the District of Central Saanich.
03 Mar, 2021 Local Governments' Most Extreme Climate Change Risk Webinar
Tom Barnes, Chief Executive Officer, MIABC
Maryam Sherkat, Chief Risk Officer & Legal Counsel, MIABC
01 Mar, 2021 City and UNBC Lead the Way to a Low-Carbon Future with Two Initiatives in Downtown Prince George
PRINCE GEORGE - There’s nothing like a cold snap to prove the value of reliable energy and energy-efficiency. And with temperatures dropping to almost -40 degrees Celsius last week, the City of Prince George and the University of Northern British Columbia have two successes in downtown Prince George that demonstrate the value of local ingenuity and local wood products.
24 Feb, 2021 Bridging Silos: Advancing climate adaptation and low carbon resilience in small communities and rural regions
Whether it is extreme weather, floods or wildfire events, climate impacts take place in and around our communities - the places where we live, work, and play.
Distinct from large urban centres, small communities and rural regions in British Columbia have unique challenges and opportunities to strengthen local adaptive capacity and plan for infrastructure and economies that are both climate-resilient and low carbon.
16 Feb, 2021 District of Saanich signs onto UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration
Saanich, BC – Mayor Fred Haynes has signed a Proclamation demonstrating Saanich’s support and participation in the United Nations (UN) Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021 to 2030.  
09 Feb, 2021 Recently hosted webinar on Green Development Standards for BC and Yukon
08 Feb, 2021 UBCM announces FireSmart Economic Recovery Fund
05 Feb, 2021 Greater Victoria 2030 District: A Green Building Innovation Hub
05 Feb, 2021 TransLink to quadruple its battery-electric bus fleet
NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. – TransLink has awarded a contract to Nova Bus to bring 15 more battery-electric buses to our fleet. This order will more than quadruple our current battery-electric bus fleet, increasing our fleet total from 4 to 19.
This acquisition is a critical step towards achieving TransLink’s aggressive approach to its Low Carbon Fleet Strategy, which includes:
  • Reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 45 per cent by 2030.
01 Feb, 2021 "The 5 Keys to a green municipal project business case" Webinar
Learn how to create a compelling business case for green municipal projects.
Before you can start a new project, you first need to get buy-in from your municipal council or other city staff. Set yourself up for success by building a strong business case for your proposed sustainability initiative. 
01 Feb, 2021 Climate Action in Metro Vancouver Webinar Series
Local governments have been active on climate change for twenty years, but we all need to do more. There are climate action initiatives underway across this region, and this 6-part series focusses on two initiatives that are coordinated by Metro Vancouver: the Clean Air Plan which sets priorities over the next 10 years; and Climate 2050 which looks out 30 years.
Metro Vancouver has set these climate goals for our region:
28 Jan, 2021 GMF's Municipal Energy Roadmap: A Primer for Elected Officials
GMF’s Municipal Energy Roadmap helps identify the best solutions for Canadian communities to lower GHG emissions in their buildings and meet long-term sustainability objectives. This primer for local elected officials outlines how the Energy Roadmap simplifies planning and makes energy decisions easier. It summarizes how the Energy Roadmap can be used to:
Prioritize solutions based on your region, grid type and other factors.
28 Jan, 2021 Webinar: "Integrating Future Climatic Design Data and Coastal Hazards into Transportation Infrastructure Design"
28 Jan, 2021 LGLA Virtual Leadership Forum
Local Government Leadership Academy is pleased to bring you the 2021 Annual Leadership Forum in a virtual format, February 3-4, 2021.
22 Jan, 2021 2021 Adaptation Learning Network courses open for registration
The Adaptation Learning Network at Royal Roads University has announced an exciting suite of courses available for 2021. Courses are intended for environmental professionals, and topics range from food and water security to civic engagement for climate adaptation.
Three courses beginning soon include:
22 Jan, 2021 Municipal Natural Assets Initiative project to assist 30+ communities with climate adaptive service delivery
The Municipal Natural Assets Initiative (MNAI) has launched an Acceleration project that will help approximately 30 Canadian local governments determine how to deliver services – such as providing safe drinking water or managing floods, stormwater and rise in sea levels – in a way that’s cost-effective and resilient to climate change.