Metro Vancouver’s LC3 Centre, ZEIC, launched an innovative program that aims to reduce the embodied carbon in new home builds by 40%, coinciding with the City of Vancouver’s target to reduce embodied emissions by 40% by 2030. Learn how ZEIC and ZEBx are gathering expertese from collaborators and researchers to reduce embodied carbon emissions in BC.
Montréal, May 9, 2023 – On the occasion of the Montréal 2023 Climate Summit, Low Carbon Cities Canada (LC3) is announcing major support from the McConnell Foundation and the Trottier Family Foundation, two leading Canadian philanthropic foundations, for a total amount of $12 million.
This past year has been a critical one for LC3, as the network completed foundational work on multiple fronts and advanced activities on both the local and National levels. The LC3 Network is well and truly launched. Here are the highlights.
LC3’s Theory of Change (ToC) illustrates the impact that the LC3 Network aims to achieve, the process through which we intend to work towards that impact, and the underlying assumptions. The ToC clarifies LC3’s unique role within a broader ecosystem of stakeholders, change agents, and the communities it serves, and identifies how these stakeholders have a role to play to achieve LC3’s vision for Canadian communities.
How can municipalities leverage their authority and community connections to accelerate ZEV uptake? And which programs and policies should they prioritize?
Based on extensive modelling of municipal ZEV strategies coast-to-coast, LC3 and the Green Municipal Fund (GMF) co-created this guide with Dunsky Energy + Climate Advisors to identify and prioritize the highest-impact municipal actions for electrifying how people, goods and services move around.
Greater Montreal Climate Fund (GMCF): Propulsion Quebec’s School Bus Electrification Project – A Digital Guide for Operators
Quebec recently passed legislation and regulatory plans to accelerate school bus electrification by March 2024. The Greater Montreal Climate Fund and Propulsion Quebec have offered a solution for operators and managers, which are driven by local climate targets and community priorities. The Digital Guide for Operators maps the full value chain of electric school buses, defines the governance structure and more. This guide also specifically targets less-resourced, smaller-fleet owners.
In its development phase and through conversations with HCi3’s advisory group members, key stakeholders and partners, it was recognized that HCi3’s first grant program would need to differentiate itself from other existing local funding programs. HCi3 framed their grant program around challenge statements to address specific gaps in the market with a focus on GHG reductions at scale, community benefits, equity and partnerships.
Green Development Standards are one of the most powerful climate actions municipalities can take. TAF recognizes that assisting the scale out of this policy is a high-impact opportunity. In response, they set a target to cultivate and support champions in cities across the region and assist them in establishing their own local policies. In 2020 and 2021, they attracted and supported five separate grant initiatives and undertook multiple actions to support the policy’s adoption. TAF developed and promoted key recommendations to ensure that the design of standards are as high as possible.