NORTH VANCOUVER – The B.C. government is providing $171,013 to North Vancouver in recognition of the North Shore’s commitment to support healthier, more sustainable communities. Funding is being provided through the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program, and will be shared by the city and district of North Vancouver. The grant will support the community’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and work toward its Climate Action Charter goals.

The Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program is a conditional grant program that provides funding to Climate Action Charter signatories. Communities that signed the Climate Action Charter and 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. A total of $6.8 million provincewide will be paid out in the 2013/14 fiscal year.

Since 2008, the B.C. government has provided $19 million through the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program. Climate Action Charter communities monitor and chart their progress year over year and support public transparency. Currently, 96 per cent of communities in B.C. have signed the Climate Action Charter.

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