The B.C. government is providing $174,730 to the City of Abbotsford in recognition of their commitment to support a healthier, more sustainable community in British Columbia, announced MLA Michael de Jong today.
$174,730 Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program
Why this matters:
· The Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program is a conditional grant program that provides funding to Climate Action Charter signatories. Communities that have signed the Climate Action Charter and report publicly on their progress toward meeting their climate action goals receive a grant equivalent to 100 per cent of the carbon tax they pay directly, for a total of more than $6.2 million province wide in 2012.
· As a signatory of the Climate Action Charter, the City of Abbotsford received a grant through the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program to support the community’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and work toward their Charter goals.
· Since 2008, the B.C. government has provided $19 million through the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program. Currently, 95 per cent of communities in B.C. have signed the Climate Action Charter.
“It’s important that we live with our environment in mind. This incentive, led by the City of Abbotsford, will demonstrate a cleaner and greener example for the people of Abbotsford to follow.” Michael de Jong, MLA for Abbotsford West
Learn more about the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program here.