BC’s New Climate Change Legislation and Local Governments

November 2008

In the spring 2008 legislative session, the provincial government enacted new legislation enabling local governments to address climate change and energy efficiency measures. This summary outlines the provisions in the two relevant bills that relate to local governments and climate change. Correction – please note the revisions to this summary – Bill 44 (2007) that requires public sector organizations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions does not currently apply to local governments. Click here to read the Summary.