Local governments are taking action on climate change, but we all need to do more. We recognize that it takes the actions of many to accelerate our response on climate change -- to both prepare for and adapt to the changes we won't avoid, and to lower our GHG emissions. This website provides just some examples of community initiatives in this region and further around the world.
BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative
Funded by the Governments of Canada and British Columbia, this initiative is delivering industry led climate adaption programs throughout our province. The focus of the work is on adapting to agriculture’s water future, preparing for extreme weather events, addressing emerging pest challenges and managing for farm-level resilience.
Delta Agricultural Adaptation Strategy
This strategy identifies four priority impact areas on agriculture including an increasing coastal flood risk and changing, which has lead the municipality to study the economic impacts of a storm surge flood event, develop on-farm emergency planning and a communication strategy to promote farming in Delta.
Renewable Natural Gas From Agriculture
Fortis BC is supporting agricultural operations to develop renewable natural gas projects. For example, Seabreeze Dairy Farm in Delta combines anaerobic digestion and a biogas upgrading plant to produce high-quality biomethane, or Renewable Natural Gas, from the manure of the farm’s dairy cows along with organic waste from the Metro Vancouver area.
Agriculture and Agri-food Canada Agriculture and Agri-food Canada - Climate Change and Agriculture
The Federal government is leading research and helping farmers transition to farm practices that reduce GHG emissions.
National and Global Initiatives