Climate Action Program Reports
The District of West Vancouver participated in the provincial Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) to incent corporate greenhouse gas tracking and reduction.
The CARIP is a program that allowed municipalities to recover the money spent each year on carbon tax related to fossil fuels such as gas for fleet vehicles and natural gas for heating buildings.
To be eligible for this conditional grant, local governments were required to report publicly on their plan and progress toward meeting their climate action goals, the nearest being a 33% reduction by 2020. The reports listed below summarize both the yearly emissions and the actions undertaken by the District to reduce corporate greenhouse gases.
In spring 2021, the province announced that the CARIP program will end in the 2021/22 fiscal year. However, the District continues to track yearly greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with the 2021 report provided below.
In 2022, the government initiated a new program, the Local Government Climate Action Program (LGCAP), that provides local governments and Modern Treaty Nations with predictable and stable funding to support the implementation of local climate action that reduces emissions and prepares communities for the impacts of a changing climate. The District was required to complete a survey outlining our climate action initiatives. The survey results are provided below.