B.C. Government Caucus Communications

News Release

August 19, 2016

 

KAMLOOPS – The B.C. Government is providing a grant of over $$213,000 to the City of Kamloops in recognition of their commitment to support a healthier, more sustainable community, announced Kamloops-MLAs Todd Stone and Terry Lake today.

“Local governments influence 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the province,” said Stone. “With 183 of the 190 communities that have signed onto the Climate Action Plan, we have a solid foundation to address climate change.”

“We must address climate change through a concerted effort,” said Lake. “The health of our environment and quality of life for ourselves and future generations is paramount and Kamloops is to be congratulated for being an important part of the solution.”

The Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) 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 climate action goals are eligible to receive a grant equivalent to 100% of the carbon tax they pay directly.

In 2016, the Province provided over $6.4 million in CARIP grants to B.C. local governments.

Since 2008, CARIP has granted over $39 million to help support B.C. communities in their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and work toward achieving Climate Action Charter goals.

Learn More:

Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program:

http://www.cscd.gov.bc.ca/lgd/greencommunities/carip.htm