Who We Are

This Climate Action Toolkit (Toolkit) is provided by a three-way partnership between the Green Communities Committee (with representatives from the Province and the Union of British Columbia Municipalities) and the Fraser Basin Council.

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To help your community design a meaningful sustainability planning process, Fraser Basin Council has compiled a selection of planning documents from BC communities. We hope these examples will help your community approach each phase of the planning process with confidence. 

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The Toolkit provides BC communities with the latest news, best practices and practical advice to help them reduce greenhouse gas emissions and implement their Climate Action Charter commitments. The Toolkit also provides guidance and resources to support local governments to take a more integrated approach to planning that will lead to more resilient, complete, compact and livable communities

Our Partnership

The Toolkit content is developed in collaboration by the Joint-UBCM-Provincial Green Communities Committee (GCC) and the Fraser Basin Council.  Ideas and contributions for Toolkit content is provided by a wide range of partners including BC local governments, provincial ministries and agencies, selected NGO’s as well as the Toolkit partners. 

Green Communities Committee

The Green communities Committee is a Joint Provincial-UBCM committee established under the Climate Action Charter to support local governments in taking action on climate change.The Green Communities Committee (GCC) is made up of two Toolkit partners; 

  1. The Province of BC’s Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development; and
  2. The Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM).

The GCC’s intent is to provide climate action support to local governments. The Committee was established in 2007 after BC local governments, UBCM and the Province signed the BC Climate Action Charter. The Climate Action Charter reflects the shared commitment of the Province, UBCM and local governments’ signatories to take action on climate change. Three GCC Working Groups were formed to provide practical ideas and advice on climate change actions to further support local governments 

For further information or to contact the GCC please send a message here

Connect with IRPB Staff

For questions related to land-use planning legislation and process in British Columbia.

Call (778) 698-1430 or visit www.cscd.gov.bc.ca/lgd/

Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development 

(Intergovernmental Relations and Planning Branch)

The Intergovernmental Relations and Planning Branch (IRPB) of the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development (MCSCD) works to further relations between local governments in British Columbia, support community planning, advise on regional growth strategies, assist rural communities and offer dispute resolution.

IRPB provides advice and assists local governments and provincial agencies on municipal and regional planning. In addition to having expertise in land-use planning legislation and process in British Columbia, many IRPB staff are engaged in work directly connected to climate change mitigation and adaptation. IRPB staff are available to provide guidance, advice and answer questions related to local government planning matters.

To connect with the IRBP staff member responsible for your region call (778) 698-3406 or visit: http://www.cscd.gov.bc.ca/lgd/.

Fraser Basin Council 

Fraser Basin Council (FBC), the third Toolkit partner, is a charitable non-profit society that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser Basin and across British Columbia. FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations), along with those from the private sector and civil society. FBC's mandate is to help promote environmental, economic and social sustainability, resolve conflicts, and roll out partnership initiatives with a focus on climate change and air quality, watersheds and water resources, and local sustainability and resilience.

For more information, contact:

Kristine Doiron

T: 604 488 5359

E: kdoiron[at]fraserbasin.bc.ca


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