Low Carbon Resilience Framework
Explore Four Different Pathways to Mainstream Climate Action
Climate adaptation and mitigation efforts share two common goals: to reduce the projected impacts of climate change and to build community resilience and sustainability over time. Low carbon resilience, or LCR, is an approach used to reduce climate risk and emissions, while advancing social, environmental, and economic priorities over time. From 2018-2021 ACT tested this approach in the Province of British Columbia with ten local government partners of all shapes and sizes, and at all stages of climate action. During this period, ACT expanded the conceptual framework of LCR, co-creating four LCR pathways and beginning the process of mainstreaming climate action in local governments through comprehensive climate action planning, corporate strategy, asset management, and community planning, such as in land use, transportation, emergency management, and biodiversity planning.
Use this online tool to explore these four LCR pathways and to tailor an approach for your own community. In each pathway you will find case studies, tips, and LCR resources to support your journey and mainstream climate action in all municipal decisions and practices. Click on the pathways below to begin exploring!