Barriere gets grant for greener community

The Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program is a conditional grant program that provides funding to Climate Action Charter signatories

The B.C. government is providing funding to Barriere, Clearwater, Chase, Kamloops and the Thompson Nicola Regional District (TNRD), in recognition of their commitment to support healthier, more sustainable communities. Funded through the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program, these grants together total $228,366.

•    Barriere – $1,516

•    Clearwater – $4,148

•    Chase – $2,803

•    Kamloops – $204,146

•    TNRD – $15,753

The Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program is a conditional grant program that provides funding to Climate Action Charter signatories. Communities that have signed the Climate Action Charter and report publicly on their progress toward meeting their climate action goals receive a grant equivalent to 100 per cent of the carbon tax they pay directly, for a total of more than $6.2 million province wide in 2012.

As signatories of the Climate Action Charter, these local governments received grants through the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program to support their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and work toward their Charter goals.

Since 2008, the B.C. government has provided $19 million through the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program. Currently, 95 per cent of communities in B.C. have signed the Climate Action Charter.

Learn more about the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program: http://www.cscd.gov.bc.ca/lgd/greencommunities/carip.htm