Local government collaboration

Local governments play a critical role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to a changing climate through their management of buildings, transportation, water, waste and land use.

For more than a decade, local governments in B.C. have shown climate leadership through signing the Climate Action Charter (PDF, 70KB), and fulfilling Charter commitments like tracking, reporting and reducing emissions, and implementing climate action in their jurisdictions.  

This page links to programs, funding opportunities and resources to support local government climate action, including the new Local Government Climate Action Program (LGCAP) that provides flexible and sustainable climate funding.

By supporting local climate action, the Province can work together with local governments to achieve our shared climate goals.

Support for local government climate action

The following programs and resources are designed to further local government climate action:

  • CleanBC Communities Fund
    Provides funding for community infrastructure projects that reduce reliance on fossil fuels, such as clean transportation, buildings, and the generation of clean energy
  • Local Government Climate Action Program (LGCAP) 
    Provides predictable, long-term funding for local governments and Modern Treaty Nations to take climate action aligned with CleanBC goals
  • Community Climate Funding Guide
    A one-stop guide to climate funding for local and Indigenous communities, frequently updated with new opportunities and information from provincial, federal, and other funding sources
  • Resources and actions for local government
    Information, resources and tools to support communities in reducing emissions and preparing for climate change