GCC Communiqués

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January 4, 2018

In May 2014, under the BC Recycling Regulation, responsibility for end-of-life management of residential packaging and printed paper shifted to the businesses that produce these materials.

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November 29, 2016

In acknowledgment and recognition of the ongoing efforts of local leaders, the joint Provincial-UBCM Green Communities Committee (GCC) is pleased to announce revisions to the Climate Action Recognition Program for BC local governments.

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November 30, 2014

The GCC has renewed its support of the “making progress towards carbon neutral” option under the Framework for the year 2014 and onwards subject to GCC’s annual review of local government progress.

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July  11, 2014

The Green Communities Committee (GCC) is pleased to announce the availability of a fifth GCC-approved Option 1 project to assist local governments in meeting their climate action goals – the Avoided Forest Conversion Project (AFCP)

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September 11, 2013

Local Governments from across BC have demonstrated strong leadership in signing on to the Climate Action Charter and committing to work toward reducing GHG emissions and taking actions to make their communities more complete, compact and energy efficient.

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November 1, 2012

In acknowledgment of the ongoing efforts of local leaders, the joint Provincial-UBCM Green Communities Committee (GCC) is pleased to announce the new Climate Action Recognition Program for BC local governments. 

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April 18, 2012

The GCC has recently developed a step-by-step guidebook for local governments on how to account for emissions that are generated in the delivery of contracted traditional services.  

Download: The ‘Guidance on Including Contracted Emissions in Local Government Corporate Inventories’ (Contracted Emissions Guidance).

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March 1, 2012

The GCC is pleased to be able to recommend SMARTTool for carbon emissions inventory and reporting. 

Available Now: 50% cost reduction for local government users during their 2011/12 on-boarding (start-up) year.

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