B.C. Government Caucus Communications

News Release

August 19, 2016

 

OLIVER – The B.C. Government is providing over $69,000 in grants to Grand Forks, Greenwood, Keremeos, Kootenay-Boundary, Midway, Okanagan-Similkameen, Oliver and Osoyoos in recognition of their commitment to support a healthier, more sustainable community, announced Boundary-Similkameen MLA Linda Larson today.

  • Grand Forks                              $6,765
  • Greenwood                                $1,811
  • Keremeos                                   $763
  • Kootenay-Boundary                 $33,779
  • Midway                                        $2,106
  • Okanagan-Similkameen           $8,948
  • Oliver                                            $5,416
  • Osoyoos                                       $9,650

“With influence over 40 percent of our province’s greenhouse gas emissions, local governments play a significant role in determining BC’s carbon footprint,” said Larson. “Our communities in Boundary-Similkameen are taking that role seriously, and deserve to be commended for their efforts.”

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