Cranbrook is one of 182 local governments that have signed the BC Climate Action Charter. By signing this Charter, the City is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, and receives funding through the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP). This funding supports the City’s efforts in:
• Working towards becoming carbon neutral in our corporate operations;
• Measuring and reporting on our greenhouse gas emissions; and
• Creating a complete, compact, energy-efficient community.
The Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) is a conditional grant program that provides funding to local governments who have signed on to the B.C. Climate Action Charter. Under the B.C. Climate Action Charter, local government signatories commit to take actions to become carbon neutral in their corporate operations and reduce community-wide emissions by creating more complete, compact and energy efficient rural and urban communities.
The following report meets the CARIP requirement to publicly report on climate actions undertaken by the City of Cranbrook in 2016 and intended actions for 2017. Read the 2016 CARIP report here.
Green Communities Climate Action Recognition Program
As a signatory to the Climate Action Charter (Charter), the City of Cranbrook has demonstrated its commitment to work with the Province and the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) to take action on climate change and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in your corporate operations and the broader community.
The joint Provincial-UBCM Green Communities Committee (GCC) has established the multi-level Climate Action Recognition Program as a way of acknowledging the progress and efforts being taken by local government leaders as they work to achieve their climate goals.
As a Charter signatory who has achieved Level 3 recognition (Accelerating Progress on Charter Commitments) and additionally completed a corporate carbon inventory for the 2016 reporting year and demonstrated familiarity with the Community Energy and Emissions Inventory, the City of Cranbrook has been awarded Level 3 recognition – ‘Climate Leader'.