BC Mayors and Councillors Lead the Way on Local Climate Action

On Tuesday, September 26, 2017, BCMCLC met with the honourable George Hayman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, a number of MLAs and key stakeholders to discuss collaboration on the urgent issue of climate change. Hosting the 8th annual Ministers’ Breakfast at the UBCM convention, Mayor Richard Walton of the District of North Vancouver…

Two New Speakers Added to the Climate Leadership Institute Program

Only 10 days remain until BCMCLC’s Climate Leadership Institute – Register today! The program features an impressive line up of keynote speakers and dialogue sessions that will discuss local government leadership on climate change, effective communication techniques to accelerate climate action, tools to incorporate a climate action lens into municipal decision making processes, and successful…

Special Guest Speaker – Mike Harcourt

Only 3 weeks until BCMCLC’s Climate Leadership Institute in Richmond – Register today for the Nov. 1-3 leadership training! Who should attend? Targeted at locally elected officials and senior municipal staff, CLI offers practical skills and knowledge on communicating the importance of climate action, incorporating a climate action lens in key municipal decisions, and implementing…

2017 Climate & Energy Action Awards

[Vancouver] The Honourable George Heyman, Minister of Environment & Climate Change Strategy presented awards recognizing the leadership of B.C. local governments and public sector organizations at the Union of BC Municipalities convention. City of Richmond won in the Community Planning and Development category for the Community Energy Save Program. Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine won in…

BC Mayors & Councillors Lead the Way on Local Climate Action

The BC Municipal Climate Leadership Council (BCMCLC) met with the Honourable George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, a number of MLAs and key stakeholders to discuss collaboration on the urgent issue of climate change. Local governments are Canada’s asset managers. Here in BC, local governments influence over 55% of greenhouse gas emissions,…

2017 Climate Leadership Institute – Register Now

Deepening Climate Leadership: Lessons from the front lines… 2.5 days of intense climate action training for elected officials with leading professionals and inspirational colleagues from the BC Municipal Climate Leadership Council. REGISTER NOW! With local governments influencing over 55% of greenhouse gas emissions in BC, elected officials need the hard skills to lead their community…

Climate & Energy Priorities in BC Ministry Mandate Letters & UBCM Resolutions

Premier John Horgan has released Ministry Mandate Letters to Cabinet Ministers to guide their term in public office. These letters outline the key priorities of each ministry and include ones that pertain to climate change action and energy. While the full mandate letters are available on the Province of BC website, the Community Energy Association has…

Celebrating 2017 CEA Award Applicants

The Community Energy Association, Province of BC, BC Hydro, Fortis BC, Real Estate Foundation of BC, and Union of BC Municipalities are pleased to announce the 15 outstanding applications for the 2017 Climate & Energy Action Awards. Winners in each of the three categories will be announced at the UBCM Convention in Vancouver on September…

Congratulations to the Village of Lumby

CEA welcomes the Village of Lumby as BC’s newest member in the FCM-ICLEI Partners for Climate Protection program (PCP), a national program supporting over 320 communities in advancing local climate change work. Lumby is a small but vibrant community of 1,800 people, located near the Monashee Mountains in the north Okanagan region. The Village has just…

CEA Offers Team of Regional Climate Advisors

The team at the Community Energy Association are now recognized regional climate advisors with FCM-ICLEI Partners for Climate Protection program (PCP). As advisors for BC and Yukon, our team will deliver tailored resources and one on one support to PCP members to help advance their commitments to climate action. The following CEA announcement introduces our…