VANCOUVER – The B.C. Government is providing a grant of over $1.7 million to the City of Vancouver in recognition of its commitment to support a healthier, more sustainable community, announced Vancouver – False Creek Sam Sullivan today.

“A greener approach to service delivery is certainly more environmentally friendly, but it also results in a more efficient use of rate payers money,” said Sullivan. “Local governments in B.C. influence more than 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions and the more communities do as signatories to the Climate Action Charter the better.”

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