B.C. Government Caucus Communications

News Release

August 19, 2016

 LANGLEY – The B.C. Government is providing a grants of over $143,000 to Langley in recognition of its commitment to support a healthier, more sustainable community, announced Langley MLA Mary Polak today.

  • Township of Langley $123,318
  • City of Langley $20,229

“Local governments influence 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in B.C., and with 183 of 190 communities that have signed onto to the Climate Action Plan, we have a concerted effort being taken throughout the province,” said Polak. “Through their green approach to service delivery, the Langley’s are not only providing great value to local taxpayers, they are doing their part to fight climate change.”

“Our local governments are doing a great job to improve our footprint by increasing environmentally-friendly practices,” said Coleman. “Because of these efforts, B.C. is leading other all other provinces to sustain the environment for future generations.”

The Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) provides conditional grants to communities that have signed the Climate Action Charter and supports their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Communities that report publicly on their progress toward meeting climate action goals are eligible to receive a grant equivalent to 100% of the carbon tax they pay directly.

In 2016, the Province provided over $6.4 million in CARIP grants to B.C. local governments.

Since 2008, CARIP has granted over $39 million to help support B.C. communities in their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and work toward achieving Climate Action Charter goals.

Learn More:

Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program:

http://www.cscd.gov.bc.ca/lgd/greencommunities/carip.htm