Climate action resources for local governments

Local governments are important partners in reaching our shared climate goals.  Through their management of buildings, transportation, water, waste and land use planning, local governments control or influence over 50% of Canada’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Local governments are also uniquely positioned to engage citizens about information that is relevant to their community on both reducing emissions and adapting to a changing climate.

With CleanBC and the Roadmap to 2030, B.C. is taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create a low-carbon economy and support technological innovation. Together with a wide range of partners, we are also making investments that will help us adapt to and prepare for a changing climate through the Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy.  

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Here you will find information, resources and tools to support communities in both reducing emissions and preparing for climate change. While information is categorized into emissions reduction and climate adaptation, you are encouraged read both sections and use all available information for integrated climate action planning.

Sometimes called low carbon resilience, integrated climate action planning connects the dots between actions that reduce emissions and prepare communities for climate impacts. This approach embeds climate into core local government operations and financial decision-making.

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Reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Learn about waste reduction and diversion, land use and transportation planning, low-carbon buildings and the creation of community energy projects

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Adapting to climate change

Resources and case studies to support local government response to climate impacts on people and businesses in your community


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