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Partners for Climate Protection

Local Governments in Action: Greenhouse Gas Reduction Initiatives

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City of Vancouver: Southeast False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility

Local governments participating in the Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program are reducing greenhouse gas emissions to a significant degree. PCP prepares monthly case studies to highlight the breadth of innovative initiatives implemented by municipalities. These case studies present results that range from establishing new bylaws to pioneering district energy systems, while highlighting measurable reduced GHG emissions and cost savings. These studies illustrate benefits accrued, approaches used, lessons learned, and contacts for further information.

GHG Reduction Initiatives by Year

  • 2013

    2013

    Local governments continue to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  Read further on the results of municipal action in 2013. A new initiative is showcased every month.
  • 2012

    2012

    Local governments continue to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  Read further on the results of municipal action in 2012. A new initiative is showcased every month.
  • 2011

    2011

    Local governments continue to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  Read further on the results of municipal action in 2011, from ammonia heat recovery in Fredericton to composting in Saskatoon.
  • 2010

    2010

    Local governments continue to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  Read further on the results of municipal action in 2010 from Annapolis Royal's street light retrofit to recovering heat in an ice plant in Yellowknife.
  • 2009

    2009

    Local governments continue to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the Partners for Climate Protection program is showcasing the results of applied municipal action. Read further on what Ottawa is doing with diesel-electric buses and how Surrey is streamlining recycling.