BC Ministry of Community Development leverages change through infrastructure grant programs
Doing Business Differently
The Province is leveraging its grants programs to influence changes on the ground. British Columbia is in transtion. Today, assessment criteria are based on a philosophy of “the greener the better”. Tomorrow, all projects must meet a green standard. The Province's position is clear: Adapting to climate change and reducing our collective impact on the environment will be conditions for receiving provincial infrastructure funding.
At the first in the 2008 Comox Valley Learning Lunch Seminar Series, hosted by the City of Courtenay and held in September 2008, Catriona Weidman of the Ministry of Community Development elaborated on the Province's guiding philosophy for doing business differently. Catriona's presentation was organized under three topic headings:
- Changing the Rules for Greener Communities;
- Living Water Smart; and
- Funding for Green Infrastructure.
To read the complete story, click on Creating Liveable Communities and Protecting Stream Health: Helping goals become practice in BC.
Posted January 2009