Submitted. The B.C. government has provided $182 000 to the City of Abbotsford in recognition of their commitment to support healthier, more sustainable communities announced Abbotsford South MLA Darryl Plecas.
“Abbotsford has worked hard to reduce carbon emissions through projects such as the transportation plan, waste management strategies, and promoting urban green spaces,” said Plecas. “Incentives like these will allow the city to continue promoting green programs to further reduce our carbon footprint.”
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 B.C. communities.
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, please visit http://www.cscd.gov.bc.ca/lgd/greencommunities/carip.htm.