The Climate Resilience Program helps communities in the Basin become more climate resilient by supporting large-scale, multi-year, shovel-ready climate mitigation, adaptation, and resilience projects that address sources of climate change or manage the risks of climate change impacts.
The Climate Resilience Program has a two-step application process.
- Applicants must first complete a Project Idea (application) online. The Project Idea submission is a high-level summary of your proposed project. To apply, you must first contact the Coordinator of the Climate Resilience Program at email@example.com to discuss your project idea and its eligibility. If the Project Idea is eligible the link to the online application form will be provided to you.
The Project Idea submission deadline is August 30, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. PT / 3:00 p.m.
- Project ideas will then be shared and discussed. Workshops provide an opportunity for Basin residents to review the proposed projects and provide input. The Trust will then evaluate and prioritize project opportunities. Proponents of prioritized projects will then be invited to submit a detailed proposal for the Trust to consider funding.
If selected to move forward, you will hear from us by October 17, 2022, and your detailed proposal will be due by January 10, 2023.
How to Apply
The Trust is hosting an online information session on Monday, June 20 at 9:00 a.m. PT / 10:00 a.m. MT. Register here.
Sign-up for Program Updates
Below are a list of resources available to Basin residents and organizations.
Climate Change Resources
- Learn about Provincial and Federal grants and rebates.
- Use a search tool to find rebates for your home.
- Adapting Community Tree Management to Climate Change
This guidebook includes an overview of species selection frameworks, the available policy and planning tools in BC and recommendations on how community tree management practices can be adapted to increase climate resilience of urban trees and forests.
- Watch the webinar (April 2020) to get an overview of the new guide.
- Navigating Climate Data Webinar
In this webinar, Nelson-based climate scientist Mel Reasoner provided a practical overview of the Columbia Basin Climate Source, the Climate Atlas of Canada and Climate.data.ca. He discussed the key features of each, their commonalities and their unique data elements.
- Glaciers in the Canadian Columbia Basin Technical Report
- Canada in a Changing Climate: Advancing our Knowledge for Action
A national assessment of how and why Canada’s climate is changing; the impacts of these changes on our communities, environment and economy; and how we are adapting.
- Clean BC Plan
BC’s plan for transitioning to a cleaner and greener economy.
- Ridesharing in the Columbia Basin (2018)
- Climate Action in the Columbia Basin (2018)
- Water Monitoring and Climate Change in the Upper Columbia Basin (2017)
- Taking Action on Green Resilience: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Synergies (2017)
- Climate Action in the Columbia Basin (2018)Web Version
- PDF Report
- Measuring Progress on Climate Adaptation in the Columbia Basin (2015)Summary Report
- Full Report
- From Dialogue to Action: Climate Change, Impacts and Adaptation in the Canadian Columbia Basin (2012)Report
Climate Information Hubs
- BC Climate Action Toolkit: Hosts resources for planning and implementation, guides, funding sources, programs, training and more.
- Province of BC – Climate Change home: Access data, tools, policies, initiatives and information related to climate change and climate action in BC.
- ICLEI Canada: Provides programs, tools, resources and events to support local government action on climate adaptation and mitigation. Check out the adaptation library.
- Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS): Provides research and resources focused on positive approaches to mitigation and adaptation.
- Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT): Provides resources and publications addressing leading climate change issues and identifying opportunities for sustainable adaptation.
- CleanBC – Home for BC’s clean energy strategy and transition to a low carbon economy
- Climate Atlas of Canada: National climate data portal offering a wide range of short videos and articles on climate impacts and action.
- PCIC Data Portal: This data page makes the data that PCIC collects and produces publicly available with an open license, including BC Station Data, High-Resolution Climatology and Downscaled Climate Scenarios.
- Climate Data Canada: Provides high resolution climate data to inform planning and decision making.
- Canadian Centre for Climate Services: Provides access to climate information, delivers climate services driven by user needs, builds local capacity, and offers training and support.
- Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN): a summary of recommended Climate Change Education Resources for both classroom and community-based educators.”
- BC Professionals’ Adaptation Network: created for professionals in British Columbia working at the front line of climate adaptation, this site supports the integration of adaptation competencies into professional practice, through education, training and networking.
Climate Policy Tools and Resources
Charting Our Course: Bringing Clarity to Canada’s Climate Policy Choices on the Journey to 2050 – Discussion paper by the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices.
Official Community Plan Policies Supporting Climate Resilience. A Resource Guide for Communities in the Canadian Columbia Basin (2015)
Subdivision Servicing Bylaw
Guiding Document (2013)
Bylaw Model (2013)