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Date Summary
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.
18 Jan, 2021 18th Annual BC Natural Resource Forum: Building and Maintaining a Resilient Natural Resource Sector
2021 Forum: Building and Maintaining a Resilient Natural Resource Sector
Join us for a unique experience and discover innovative ways to network, collaborate and exchange ideas on building and maintaining a resilient natural resource sector in BC and Canada. The Forum provides the best platform to learn how to prosper in this new reality in order to ensure a strong, sustainable resource economy.
14 Jan, 2021 SFU’s Renewable Cities Program to establish LC3 Centre
Simon Fraser University’s Renewable Cities program has been selected by the City of Vancouver, Metro Vancouver and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to establish a regional Low Carbon Cities Canada (LC3) Innovation Centre to accelerate urban climate solutions through research, capacity building, and innovative financial tools.
14 Jan, 2021 Applications now accepted for the CleanBC Go Electric Public Charger Program!
12 Jan, 2021 Adaptive Mitigation Framework & Tools for Urban Multifamily Buildings released
The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS), the University of British Columbia (UBC), and BC Housing have released Version 1.0 of their Integrated Building Adaptation and Mitigation Assessment (IBAMA). The framework assesses potential climate change solutions for multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs).
21 Dec, 2020 Economic Recovery Funding Strengthens Active Transportation Network
British Columbians will benefit from an investment in active transportation infrastructure that helps create a stronger B.C. with better connected and more liveable communities.
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.