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Warfield; Source: Picture BC Climate Action Charter

Most of B.C.'s 188 local governments have signed the B.C. Climate Action Charter, committing to measuring and reporting on their community’s greenhouse gas emissions profile. They will also work to create compact, more energy efficient communities.

The Province releases Community Energy and Emissions Inventory (CEEI) reports for all B.C. local governments. The reports provide a biannual date set of estimates for energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions for each community, covering on-road transportation, buildings and solid waste, as well as estimates of land-use change from deforestation activities and emissions from livestock at the regional district level.  News Release

The Climate Action Toolkit website also provides a wealth of information and resources for municipalities to take climate action, including Option 2 GHG reduction projects under the Green Communities Committee, and how to receive carbon tax reimbursements via the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP).


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LiveSmart BC Community Heroes

Climate Action Inventory

In 2008, LiveSmart BC profiled community heroes throughout British Columbia who are making a difference by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating sustainable communities, such as Tsawwassen’s Ulrich Schrems. Eight years ago, Schrems installed eight solar panels on the roof of his house, and last year he added a wind generator.

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