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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.
28 Jul, 2020 SFU Climate Solutions Innovation Series
An opportunity to hear some of British Columbia’s most innovative minds discuss climate solutions in response to COVID-19.
21 Jul, 2020 Whistler Releases Climate Action Big Moves Strategy
The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) continues to prioritize tackling the serious threat of climate change. This week the draft Climate Action Big Moves Strategy was presented to Whistler Council – including six proposed Big Moves focused on the transportation, buildings and waste sectors and a new proposed 2030 target for Whistler’s greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions.
15 Jul, 2020 Burnaby City Council Approves Bold Climate Action Plan
Burnaby City Council has approved a Climate Action Framework, a roadmap for the City as it takes meaningful actions to address climate change.
“Transitioning to carbon neutrality will enhance our environmental health, resilience and sustainability,” said Mayor Mike Hurley. “This Framework will build on the progress we’ve already made and capitalize on Burnaby’s strengths of compact growth, frequent transit and abundant green space.
13 Jul, 2020 Green Communities: Decarbonizing the Built Environment
A new Prince George-based study by the PICS Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment (EEBE) project may contribute to plans by that city and other similar communities to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions within the areas that residents live, work, commute and socialize. 
06 Jul, 2020 Metro Vancouver's Carbon Neutral Achievement Sets Stage for Bold Climate Action
Metro Vancouver’s leadership and commitment to climate change have allowed the regional district to achieve corporate carbon neutrality for 2019 and potentially through 2022. This puts the region in a strong position to advance important climate actions as part of Climate 2050 and achieve its ambitious climate change and environmental goals.
30 Jun, 2020 New initiative to help homeowners cut their energy bills and emissions and keep the local economy moving
The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) today launched the next step in their shared mission to support local programs that help Canadians retrofit their homes to higher energy standards—driving cost-saving energy efficiency and renewable energy in communities across Canada.
25 Jun, 2020 Infrastructure Planning Grant Program
Municipalities and regional districts can apply for grants that support projects related to the development of sustainable community infrastructure through the Infrastructure Planning Grant Program. The program is open for applications year-round with regular processing deadlines.
Next Deadline: July 15, 2020
Project Eligibility
23 Jun, 2020 Video series: Climate resilience and asset management
Learn why climate integration is important to your community and how to get started.
Understanding and adapting to the impacts of climate change on municipal infrastructure and service delivery requires a dedicated approach and strong leadership.
22 Jun, 2020 Surrey Named One of Canada's Greenest Employers
The City of Surrey has been selected as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers in 2020, which recognizes employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness in their organizations.
18 Jun, 2020 Resources: Changemakers Climate Adaption Resources
To respond to climate change in a holistic way, municipalities require high quality adaptation plans that reflect input from their communities. In January 2018, ICLEI — Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI Canada) was funded by the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program to lead the Adaptation Changemakers project.
11 Jun, 2020 Marking the Way: How Legislating Climate Milestones Clarifies Pathways to Long-Term Goals
01 Jun, 2020 Climate leadership course for elected officials
Course format
The online course will take place from September 2020 to November 2020, and the in-person summit will occur in January 2021.
26 May, 2020 Prince George City Council approves new Climate Change Mitigation Plan