Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP)

The Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) is a conditional grant program that provides funding to local governments that have signed the B.C. Climate Action Charter equal to 100 percent of the carbon taxes they pay directly to support municipal operations. The program encourages investment in climate action.

Amount of Grant

Under the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program, each eligible local government will receive a grant equal to 100 percent of the carbon tax paid as a direct expenditure.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the grant, local governments must:

1. Have signed the B.C. Climate Action Charter and by doing so, committed to take action and develop strategies to achieve the following three goals:

  • Be carbon neutral in their local government corporate operations,
  • Measure and report on their community GHG emissions profile, and
  • Create complete, compact, energy-efficient rural and urban communities

2. Complete the reporting requirements.

Reporting Requirements

  1. Complete the 2017 Carbon Tax Calculation Form, which identifies that amount of Carbon Tax the local government has paid over the course of 2017 and submit the form, which requires Financial Officer certification, to INFRA@gov.bc.ca)
  2. Complete the 2017 CARIP Climate Action/Carbon Neutral Progress Survey, which was sent to your financial officer via email.
  3. Make public a report containing the information submitted in the online survey.  
  4. Local governments may generate a report for public reporting by filling out the Survey Template or create a report in another format that contains the information submitted in the 2017 CARIP Climate Action/Carbon Neutral Progress Survey. They may also post the PDF version of survey results generated by SurveyMonkey® which will be sent by Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing staff once the completed survey has been submitted online.
  5. Complete the 2017 CARIP Public Report Attestation Form, which declares that the info contained in the CARIP survey was made public, and submit a scanned copy of the form, signed by the Financial Officer, via email to INFRA@gov.bc.ca.  

Annual Summary Reports

Each year's summary report highlights climate actions reported in the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program climate action/carbon neutral progress survey.

Lists of Actions