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.

Local Initiatives

  • Land-Use and Transportation Planning on the Evergreen Line
    In this video from 2017, the City of Coquitlam and Port Moody are planning transit stations along the Evergreen Line. By leveraging a major public transportation investment, more people can live and work near the transit service, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions relative to alternative forms of development.
  • District of North Vancouver Climate Change Adaptation Strategy
    Through its Climate Change Adaptation Strategy, the District of North Vancouver has identified a need to create and implement a Coastal Hazard Development Permit Area to protect people, property, and foreshore ecosystems from coastal flood impacts.
  • City of Vancouver Coastal Flood Risk Assessment
    The City of Vancouver commissioned a Coastal Flood Risk Assessment to better understand flooding risk and subsequently updated their Building Bylaw to include floodplain standards and requirements for floodplain areas.
  • Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program
    The Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP) is a five-year, $75 million program designed to help build the capacity of Canadian municipalities to better prepare for and adapt to the new realities of climate change, as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


National and Global Initiatives