The Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program brings together municipalities committed to reducing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and fighting climate change.
Since its inception in 1994, more than 250 municipalities from all Canadian provinces and territories have joined the movement and made a public commitment to make a difference. Together, they represent more than 80% of Canada’s population.
Through the program, municipalities can take five steps to achieve their ambitious goals:
- Preparation of a baseline inventory and forecast of GHG emissions
- Development of emission reduction targets
- Development of a local action plan
- Implementation of the action plan
- Monitoring and reporting of results
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Green Municipal Fund contributes financially to various projects to reduce GHG emissions.
In Quebec, two municipalities working with YHC Environnement, Plessisville and Nicolet, have gone through all the stages. Beaconsfield, Rivière-du-Loup, Val-des-Monts will soon be added to this list of successes!
In New Brunswick, YHC Environnement works with the two municipal associations, the AFMNB and the UMNB and with some forty municipalities to carry out their inventory, their action plan and their community energy planning. All municipalities have completed steps 1 to 3 and some of them are in the process of completing the 5 stages of CPD.
Check with a member of the YHC Environment team to find out if your municipality qualifies and how we can help you.