Building Sustainable Communities (BSC) conference: November 25 – 28, 2013

The Fresh Outlook Foundation (FOF) is hosting its 6th annual Building Sustainable Communities (BSC) conference November 25 – 28, 2013 at the Delta Grand Resort Conference Centre in Kelowna, BC. The Climate Action Secretariat is a proud sponsor of the event, and an active participant in the deep conversation about sustainability that will unfold over the four days. Conference details can be found here.

An Action Agenda for BC Decision-Makers released

We have just released Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation: An Action Agenda for BC Decision-Makers, a report derived from research conducted through the MC3 project. Specific research activities that shaped this Agenda include eleven case studies of communities with innovative climate change strategies, 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.

Climate CoLab: Can crowdsourcing save the planet?

Developed through MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, Climate CoLab is a project that aims to collect ideas from people across the planet for addressing the critical global issue of climate change.  Climate CoLab provides a forum for the public to submit and / or comment on innovative proposals for climate action.  The strongest proposals are selected as finalists, based on the proposed project's feasibility, novelty, impact on climate change and presentation, and the

Surrey Case Synopsis released

A new MC3 case study synopsis has been released, featuring the City of Revelstoke.

The City of Surrey is a rapidly growing municipality in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Through the lens of sustainability and energy resilience, Surrey is pursuing a suite of climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies. These include the creation (and possible future expansion) of a District Energy System, densification, climate change action planning, and the development of an overarching Sustainability Charter.