NORTH SHORE – The B.C. government is providing $306,860 to the North Shore and Sea to Sky corridor in recognition of their commitment to support healthier, more sustainable communities. Funding is being provided through the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program, and will go to various communities throughout the region, including:
- North Vancouver City – $29,374
- North Vancouver District – $123,371
- West Vancouver – $88,080
- Squamish – $26,665
- Whistler – $39,370
The Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program provides conditional grants to communities that have signed the Climate Action Charter and supports their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Communities that report publicly on their progress toward meeting their climate action goals are eligible to receive a grant equivalent to 100 per cent of the carbon tax they pay directly.
In March 2015, $6.4 million was provided to communities throughout the province.
Since 2008, the B.C. government has provided more than $25 million through the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program. Currently, 96 per cent of communities in B.C. have signed the Climate Action Charter.
To learn about the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program visit: http://www.cscd.gov.bc.ca/lgd/greencommunities/carip.htm.