SURREY – The B.C. Government is providing a grant of over $400,000 to the City of Surrey in recognition of their commitment to support a healthier, more sustainable community, announced Surrey-Panorama MLA Marvin Hunt today.

“Local government influence 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions throughout the province,” said Hunt. “Considering Surrey is the second largest city in B.C. and the fastest growing, I think we should take pride in the fact that our community is setting a fine example for others to follow.”

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