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Date Summary
04 Dec, 2020 West Kootenay 100% Renewable Energy Plan Ready to go Before Councils
The West Kootenays are leading rural Canada on the path to renewable energy, with the release of the ​West Kootenay 100% Renewable Energy Plan​this week.
25 Nov, 2020 Renewable Energy Transition Strategies – Practical Innovations for Urban Areas
By highlighting foundational first actions, this 30-hour online course will help provide the knowledge and perspective needed to confidently embark upon a city-level renewable energy transition. Drawing on the rich planning and policymaking experiences of cities in North America and Europe who are on leading pathways to 100% renewable energy, this interdisciplinary course conjoins case study learning with extensive academic and professional research literature review.
19 Nov, 2020 Vancouver Takes Bold Climate Action
On November 17, Vancouver City Council approved the five-year Climate Emergency Action Plan (CEAP), which contains 19 actions and sets Vancouver on an ambitious path to achieve our target to reduce Vancouver’s carbon pollution by 50% by 2030.
13 Nov, 2020
05 Nov, 2020 BC Local Governments Take the Lead on Climate Action
Patrick Johnstone, Chair of the Community Energy Association and City of New Westminster Councillor announced awards recognizing Climate & Energy Action leadership as part of the virtual
03 Nov, 2020 City of Burnaby Expands Public Electric Vehicle Charging Network
The City of Burnaby has added 10 new electric vehicle charging stalls throughout the community, to make it easier for residents to transition to zero-emission vehicles and help the City achieve its Climate Action targets. The new stalls bring the city-wide total to 24 stalls, with more to come in 2021.
New EV charging stalls have been installed at the following locations:
  • Bob Prittie Metrotown Library (4 stalls)
27 Oct, 2020
15 Oct, 2020 Community Energy Association Launches New Climate Action Planner Tool
What is it?
CEA has created a simple and interactive tool to help BC communities see their current GHG emissions, their future emissions without action, and the results of high-impact actions to reduce emissions. Try out the Climate Action Planner Tool!
How it’s meant to be used
16 Sep, 2020 Webinar: Green Resilience & Transportation: Climate Adaptation + Mitigation Synergies
Presented by:
  • Steve Winkelman (Founder, Green Resilience Strategies; incoming Executive Director, Ottawa Climate Action Fund)
  • Deborah Harford (Executive Director, ACT (the Adaptation to Climate Change Team), Faculty of Environment, Simon Fraser University)
15 Sep, 2020 2020 UBCM Virtual Convention September 22-24
UBCM’s Executive directed staff to ensure that a virtual Convention would provide a rich experience for all members and the convention theme this year is “Diversity by Design”. Executive recognized the financial challenges faced by many of our members resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and reduced member registration fees to reflect hard economic times and a new virtual format.
14 Sep, 2020 Advancing a Regional Green Infrastructure Network in Metro Vancouver: Summary Report
09 Sep, 2020 Clean Infrastructure Benefits People in Prince George
31 Aug, 2020 Active Transportation Planning Grant
The intent of the Active Transportation Planning program is to support local governments to incorporate or enhance active transportation components of formal planning documents (Official Community Plan, Sustainability Plan, Neighbourhood Plan, or Transportation Plan), including research, consultation, and policy development.  Funding is provided by the Province of BC.
27 Aug, 2020 Tool: Climate adaptation maturity scale
Is your municipality being impacted by climate change through events such as flooding, permafrost melt, extreme temperatures and drought? Are you working to respond to these impacts or looking to get started? Assess your current practices and track improvement using FCM's Climate Adaptation Maturity Scale
25 Aug, 2020 The Next Frontier: Negative Emissions Technologies’ Contribution to Climate Solutions
NETs are systems that remove and permanently sequester carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. These include both natural and industrial approaches, e.g. from planting trees to machines which extract CO2 out of the air for storage elsewhere.
21 Aug, 2020 FCM Factsheets: Community Efficiency Financing
How to design and deliver a home upgrade financing program
19 Aug, 2020 Salt Spring Island uses Carbon Budget Platform to Support its Climate Action Plan
13 Aug, 2020 Funding for new projects helps build cleaner infrastructure
The Province is accepting applications from local governments, First Nations, Indigenous organizations, not-for-profit and for-profit organizations throughout British Columbia for investments in clean-energy projects.
The projects will support sustainable communities, create good jobs and build back a better, greener, affordable post-pandemic B.C.
31 Jul, 2020 Funding Provided to Expand Squamish-Lillooet Composting Facility
People in the Squamish-Lillooet region will be able to grow their record of success, making sure more organics are turned into nutrient-rich soils, not landfill waste.
The federal, provincial and regional governments are announcing a $1.3-million expansion of the Sea to Sky Soils composting facility to increase organics processing, produce more high-quality compost, eliminating greenhouse gas emissions and creating local jobs.
30 Jul, 2020 GMF’s Municipal Energy Roadmap: Guiding Canadian municipalities to a sustainable energy future
GMF’s Municipal Energy Roadmap meets you where you’re at – and helps you get where you want to go.