Local Government Climate Action

Municipalities and regional districts play an important role in both climate change mitigation and adaptation. Almost every local government in B.C. has committed to climate action under the B.C. Climate Action Charter.

Climate Action Charter

The B.C. Climate Action Charter is a voluntary agreement between the B.C. government, the Union of B.C. Municipalities and each local government signatory to take action on climate change.

Local Government Climate Change Mitigation

Climate change mitigation refers to efforts taken to reduce or prevent the emissions of greenhouse gases. Local government climate change mitigation is done both at corporate and community-wide levels.

Local Government Climate Change Adaptation

Climate change adaptation involves preparing for projected changes in climate and the impacts they will have on natural systems and human communities.

Mitigation & Adaptation Examples

Find local government examples of mitigation and adaptation action: