June 2012

Case Study on Pacific Carbon Trust

A new case study on Pacific Carbon Trust (PCT) has been released.  PCT is an innovative policy instrument developed by the British Columbia government to address climate change. This hybrid instrument blends a market mechanism with public investment and regulation as part of the government’s commitment to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The model is designed to help establish a local carbon offset market as part of a larger framework that regulates carbon neutrality in the public sector to reduce GHG emissions while influencing cultural norms and behaviour.

Having the Climate Conversation

ICLEI (International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives) Canada is very pleased to announce the launch of Having the Climate Conversation: Strategies for Local Governments, a resource to assist municipal staff with the task of communicating the complex issue of climate change to residents, stakeholders, elected officials, and fellow staff members.