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 Government Greenhouse Gas Industrial Reporting and Control Act
Under the GGIR&C Act, the BC government introduced the Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting Regulation, the Greenhouse Gas Emission Control Regulation, and the Greenhouse Gas Emission Administrative Penalties and Appeals Regulation.
Industry and Climate Innovation in BC
The Province introduced industry and industry-linked initiatives to support strong, clean industry.
BC and Federal Government Innovative Clean Energy Fund
This fund supports the province’s energy, economic, environmental and GHG emissions reduction priorities, and to advance its clean energy sector.
Federal Low Carbon Economy Fund
The Government of Canada Low Carbon Economy Fund provides $1.4 billion to provinces and territories that have adopted the Pan-Canadian Framework, to help them deliver on commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Over $500 million is available for the Low Carbon Economy Challenge, which will fund projects that will leverage ingenuity to reduce emissions and generate clean growth.
Community Energy and Emissions Plan, City Burnaby, 2016
Cap and Trade (Ontario, Quebec, California and Others)
A cap and trade system is a flexible market tool that encourages the use of the most cost effective GHG reduction projects and allows for trading of GHG credits among participating facilities.
Lower Carbon Cement
The cement industry introduced a new lower carbon Contempra cement that reduces CO2 emissions by 10%. The lower carbon cement is prepared by intergrinding regular clinker (the main ingredient in cement) with up to 15% limestone, which is 10% more than in regular Portland cement.
National and Global Initiatives