Delta to receive funding for climate action program

The City of Delta is set to receive more than $200,000 from the provincial government from its Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP).

More than $7 million is going to communities throughout B.C. to recognize their climate leadership.

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Delta is slated to receive $205,809 in this annual funding program.

“Local governments are taking significant strides to address climate change,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing in a news release. “A record number are measuring their emissions this year, and we’re here to support communities that are advancing initiatives and innovations that make life better for people by protecting our environment.”

Local governments that report annually on the actions they are taking to reduce their carbon footprint are eligible for the CARIP grant. CARIP provides a refund to local governments equal to 100 per cent of the carbon taxes they pay.

“Local governments in British Columbia are integral partners in meeting our climate action goals, showing tremendous leadership and commitment,” added George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy. “I welcome the communities who have achieved carbon neutrality for the first time this year. Our government is focused on seeing strong, sustainable and clean economic growth that makes life better for people living in B.C.”

Demonstrating a province-wide commitment to addressing climate action at the community level, 187 out of 190 local governments have signed on to the B.C Climate Action Charter.

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