Jul 22, 2024

Local Government Climate Action Report

In 2022, the Province of BC replaced the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) with the Local Government Climate Action Program (LGCAP) which provides local governments and Modern Treaty Nations with predictable and stable funding to support the implementation of local climate action that reduces emissions and prepares communities for the impacts of a changing climate.

In 2018, the province introduced CleanBC - a pathway to a more prosperous, balanced and sustainable future. The CleanBC Roadmap to 2030, released in 2021, builds on this plan and charts a path for BC to achieve its 2030 greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets, while laying the groundwork for achieving net zero emissions by 2050. Key actions for the Province in the Communities Pathway of this Roadmap are: supporting better land use planning, supporting local climate action, improving local governance, and supporting natural asset infrastructure.

The Local Government Climate Action Program is a commitment within the Roadmap, and will provide predictable, annual, and long-term funding for local governments and BC Modern Treaty Nations to take climate action aligned with provincial and local climate objectives. Eligible communities will be required to report on the climate actions they take as a result of receiving funding. LGCAP funding will enable BC communities to prepare for a changing climate, by implementing local climate action that contribute to reaching BCs 2030 emissions reduction target and ultimately achieving net zero emissions by 2050. This new program will:

  • Provide flexible, long-term funding that meets urban and rural needs

  • Enable community-specific action to reduce emissions and increase climate resilience

  • Enable robust reporting to track results and help improve the program over time

  • Enable knowledge sharing among local governments and Modern Treaty Nations to promote innovative climate action across the province.

To learn more about the Local Government Climate Action Program, please refer to this link. Information about the Clean BC Roadmap to 2030 is available here.

Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program
The City of Parksville was a signatory to the Climate Action Charter and committed to becoming carbon neutral in corporate operations, measuring and reporting community greenhouse gas emissions and creating complete, compact, more emergency efficient communities. The CARIP surveys and reports filed under the charter, provided to the public and now archived below.

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