A Summary of the Climate Action Agenda for BC Decision Makers

Submitted by robertgnewell on 22 May 2013

We have just released a two page summary of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation: An Action Agenda for BC Decision-Makers, a report that distills the findings of MC3 and provides recommendations to stimulate more community innovation and implementation of climate change adaptation and mitigation.

The Province of British Columbia is leading community climate change and sustainability innovation at the local scale. Over the past five years, a suite of provincial government policies and initiatives such as the Climate Action Charter and Bill 27 Green Communities Act have stimulated local governments to undertake innovative climate mitigation and adaptation strategies. Yet, even here in BC there is more to do.

This Agenda was derived from research conducted through the MC3 project, including the eleven case studies of communities, online dialogues, and a regional peer-to-peer learning exchange that brought over 40 academics, practitioners, and civil society leaders to discuss the innovations occurring in the province. The Agenda is designed to inform BC decision-makers about next legislative and policy steps necessary for continuing the province’s leadership.