Community Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets

Local governments are required to include greenhouse gas reduction targets, policies and actions in their official community plans and regional growth strategies.

Local government staff can use several tools and guides to take action to meet these emissions reduction targets and transition towards becoming more compact, complete and energy-efficient communities.

Community Energy & Emissions Inventory(CEEI)

Community energy and emissions inventory reports provide information on energy use and greenhouse gas emissions for each local government in B.C. to support the development and implementation of greenhouse gas reduction targets, policies and actions.

Greenhouse Gas Indicator List

The indicator list identifies sector-specific greenhouse gas indicators that local governments can use when setting targets, developing and implementing policies and actions, and tracking outcomes.

The Community Energy Implementation Framework

The Community Energy Implementation Framework guide is designed to help communities move community energy plans from vision to implementation.

The Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP)

Through the CARIP program, B.C. local governments report publicly on their climate actions. Lists of local government community-wide and corporate actions, as well as annual summary reports are available online.

Targets Workbook

Local governments can revise greenhouse gas targets, policies and actions using the targets workbook used by many local governments to set their original greenhouse gas targets.

The BC Climate Action Toolkit

Local governments can access climate action best practices, tools, knowledge sharing and collaboration through the toolkit to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and, at the same time, strengthen community sustainability and resilience.

Community Lifecycle Infrastructure Costing

The Community Lifecycle Infrastructure Costing Tool (CLIC Tool) complements climate mitigation efforts by providing an opportunity for local government to understand the financial benefits of more compact, complete communities.