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Climate action guides most planning and decision-making. It is recognized as a defining component of our world.
The world is currently on track for more than 3ºC of warming based business as usual; to limit warming to 1.5ºC ambitious and bold policies must be created. Regional District of Central Kootenay, BC, and Canada are no exceptions:
Five local governments across Canada have declared a State of Climate Emergency – Kingston, Halifax, Richmond, Vancouver and the Capital Regional District on Vancouver Island.
Below are some of the RDCK's key initiatives that address climate action:
The Climate Change Adaptation Project included the Village of Kaslo and Electoral Area D in partnership with the Columbia Basin Trust. Read more.
The Carbon Neutral Kootenays (CNK) project was a partnership between three regional disticts (Central Kootenay, East Kootenay, and Kootenay Boundary) and Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) to meet the targets established under the climate action charter. Read more.
This initiative is led by the West Kootenay Eco-Society, and supported by the RDCK.
Media Release - RDCK commits to 100% renewable energy by 2050 (April 30, 2018)
2017 actions include:
The Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) is a conditional grant that provides funding to local governments that have signed to the BC Climate Action Charter that is equal to 100 percent of the carbons taxes they pay directly to support municipal operations. https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/local-governments/grants-transfers/climate-action-revenue-incentive-program-carip
Each year the RDCK submit a report of its corporate and community actions to reduce the impact of climate change. In turn, the Provincial government issues a cheque. The 2017 CARIP grant contributed to the delivery of Regional Energy Efficiency Program.
The content on this page was last updated March 17 2020 at 1:44 PM