BC Municipal Climate Leadership Council

Climate Leadership Institute
November 1, 2017 - 5:00pm - November 3, 2017 - 1:30pm
Hilton Vancouver Airport
5911 Minoru Boulevard

Attend this upcoming event with a locally elected official in your community - the combination of political and operational commitment to climate action is a powerful one.

With local governments influencing over 55% of greenhouse gas emissions in BC, locally elected officials and municipal planners need the practical skills and knowledge to lead their community into a green future. The BC Municipal Climate Leadership Council is hosting the Climate Leadership Institute from November 1-3 at the Hilton Vancouver Airport in Richmond, BC. The event features 2 days of learning on three main themes:

• Communicating the importance of climate action and building support with stakeholders;
• Sharing knowledge on successful climate change and energy initiatives;
• Incorporating a climate action lens into key municipal decisions.  

Keynote speakers include:

• Richard Walton, Mayor, District of North Vancouver
• Travis Streb, Western Canada Director, Humphrey Group
• Mike Harcourt, Former Premier of BC
• Cara Pike, Principal, Social Capital Strategies
• Merran Smith, Executive Director, Clean Energy Canada

To learn more about the program and guest speakers, visit the BCMCLC website. To register for this event, click here.

Municipal staff involved in climate change planning are encouraged to attend this event (1 staff per community) along with a registered elected official.

This event is possible due to the support of the Province of BC - UBCM Green Communities Committee, Sitka Foundation, Real Estate Foundation of BC, BC Hydro and FortisBC.