RICHMOND – The B.C. Government is providing a grant of over $215,000 to the City of Richmond in recognition of their commitment to support a healthier, more sustainable community, announced Richmond-Steveston MLA John Yap today.

“Local governments influence 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the province and I am thankful our local community is doing its part to fight climate change,” said Yap. “Greener approaches to service delivery is more efficient and therefore offers greater value to local rate payers.”

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