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Date Summary
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
14 May, 2020 Apply for the Community Energy Association's Climate and Energy Action Awards
Is your community increasing the use of public transit, active transportation or electric vehicles? Have you completed retrofits on community facilities, explored renewable energy projects or supported green waste recycling? Are you fostering energy efficient new buildings and neighbourhoods? Are you advancing climate resilience and adaptation initiatives?
 
Receive recognition for your work by applying for a Climate and Energy Action Award. 
07 May, 2020 Report: Reducing urban heat islands to protect health in Canada
04 May, 2020 City Of Prince George Expands Downtown System to Increase Access to Renewable Energy
The City of Prince George will be initiating construction at two sites downtown later this week to add connections to the Downtown Renewable Energy System. The work will occur at 6th/7th and George and on Quebec Street between 6th and 7th in order to provide heat both for the new parkade and the future new downtown pool. The areas will be closed to traffic, but remain open for pedestrian access to businesses.
 
30 Apr, 2020
29 Apr, 2020 FCM's Community Efficiency Financing

Plan, implement and scale up innovative financing models for residential energy projects

21 Apr, 2020 COVID-19 resources for municipalities
The COVID-19 outbreak is an urgent challenge to public health in cities and communities across Canada. FCM is committed to supporting member municipalities with information and resources to help keep Canadians safe.
 
15 Apr, 2020 Guide: Quantifying greenhouse gas reductions at the project level

Learn to calculate emissions and energy reductions from climate change and energy efficiency projects

14 Apr, 2020 Clean energy pilot project aims to clear air through low carbon options for retrofits
A new low carbon technology project for the Kootenays is proposed to begin this year.
 
08 Apr, 2020
07 Apr, 2020 Toolkit: Create green development standards for your community
01 Apr, 2020 Community efficiency financing: New and existing residential energy financing programs

Call for applications: Capitalize new and existing community efficiency financing programs

23 Mar, 2020 Climate Action in Small Communities Webinar

Implementing innovative, meaningful climate actions can feel challenging in municiplaities, especially small ones. Despite this, small communities across Canada are launching innovative projects and transitioning towards a carbon neutral future.

20 Mar, 2020 B.C. communities benefit from flood mitigation investments
Local and regional governments in 18 communities have been approved to receive their share of more than $12 million in provincial emergency preparedness funding to support structural flood mitigation projects.
 
The intent is to support eligible applicants to prevent, eliminate or reduce hazards through structural flood mitigation projects.
 

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