Explore Opportunities to Mainstream Climate Action

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Climate adaptation and mitigation efforts share two common goals: to reduce the projected impacts of climate change and to build community resilience and sustainability over time.

Low carbon resilience, or LCR, is a step change in climate action that coordinates and mainstreams adaptation, mitigation, and co-benefits in municipal planning and decision-making processes. It is an approach that reduces climate risk and emissions while advancing social, environmental, and economic priorities over time.

From 2018-2021, ACT tested this approach through partnerships with ten local governments in the Province of British Columbia. These partners represented a range of both community sizes and types (e.g., urban vs. rural) as well as different stages of climate action. During this testing phase, ACT supported the local governments through the process of mainstreaming LCR via comprehensive climate action planning in corporate strategy, asset management, and community planning, including transportation, biodiversity, land use, and emergency management.

Use this online tool to explore cohesive and streamlined climate action planning and to tailor an approach for your community. In this tool, you will find tips, case studies, and LCR resources to support you on your journey to mainstreaming climate action in all municipal decisions and practices. Click below to begin exploring!