QUESNEL – The B.C. Government is providing grants of over $65,000 to local governments in the Cariboo in recognition of their commitment to support a healthier, more sustainable community, announced Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes today.

  • City of Quesnel                                 $48,454
  • Cariboo Regional District               $13,941
  • District of Wells                                 $3,348

“By taking a greener approach to the delivery of public services, local governments in the Cariboo region are making a difference in our quality of life,” said Oakes. “It is also a more efficient approach and that offers even greater value to 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