Road to 2030: Comox Valley Climate Action Challenge

Comox Valley is our home. From its incredible nature and wildlife to the generations who have shaped the region into what it is today, there's so much to love about this community.


To preserve and protect our region, the Comox Valley Regional District has committed to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030. Join us as we shape Comox Valley in the next 10 years, by submitting your project ideas to Road to 2030: Comox Valley Climate Action Challenge. Individuals, community groups, and non-profits and small local businesses are invited to propose the community initiatives that will pave a green future for our region.


One to three selected submissions will be awarded to bring their ideas to life, right here in the Comox Valley. They will receive up to a total of $27,000 depending on how many projects are selected.

The proposed projects can require further funding to enable a larger project to be fully realized. The grant application should include a project scope with activities like consultation, feasibility, suitability assessments, as well as information on the funding requirement of the full project scope. In such cases, the grant funding will act as the seed funding to get the project started.


The 2030 goal of 50% greenhouse gas emissions reductions requires everyone’s participation. Help us reach this goal by submitting a project related to one of the following focus areas:


Challenge Focus Areas


Renewable Energy
Projects such as or related to renewable energy production and renewable energy use, for example:


Solid Waste Management
Opportunities that contribute ways to reduce the amount of waste produced by the community including organic waste diversion, solid waste upcycling and biofuel production, for example:


Water Management
Areas related to water management can include wastewater and freshwater management. Applicants can explore various ways to conserve water and reduce emissions, for example:

Food
Any projects related to food in the community such as food waste, food security and local production, for example:


Sequestration
Projects that capture or remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere such as reforestation, afforestation and wetland restoration, for example:


Transportation
Any projects that contribute to the reduction in emissions produced by transportation exploring areas such as cleaner transportation options or fuel alternatives, for example:


Selection Criteria

Projects will be selected based on the following criteria. Applications should aim to demonstrate the following:

  • GHG Impact - Does your project present a solution that will reduce GHG emissions in the CVRD before 2030? What are the approach and methodologies used to calculate GHG emission reductions from your project?
  • Community Impact/Co-benefits - How will your project benefit the Comox Valley community? Projects should benefit the community and not just one individual or household. Projects should feature other co-benefits such as air quality, health, social benefits and resilience.
  • Feasibility - Does your project provide a strong business case that can be supported by the community? Do the budget and project plan align with a realistic understanding of the costs and tasks of implementation?
  • Scalability - Can your project be replicated and/or well-positioned to become a model for other contexts? Does your project have the potential to be implemented on a larger scale?
  • Durability - Will your project create an irreversible and lasting reduction in emissions in the CVRD?


Road to 2030 Virtual Sessions

Road to 2030 recorded virtual sessions that provided information on the challenge and how GHG emission reductions can be calculated. See the video section to view recordings.

Road to 2030 Information Session

Provided background information on the Road to 2030 Challenge and the application process.

Road to 2030 GHG Emission Reduction Workshop

The capacity-building workshop provides information on climate actions and GHG emission reduction strategies. Furthermore, how GHG emissions are quantified based on internationally recognized standards/protocols and industry best practices.


Questions?

Reach out to the CVRD team with any questions on the Road to 2030 Challenge forum, which is active until June 1, 2021, here below.

Comox Valley is our home. From its incredible nature and wildlife to the generations who have shaped the region into what it is today, there's so much to love about this community.


To preserve and protect our region, the Comox Valley Regional District has committed to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030. Join us as we shape Comox Valley in the next 10 years, by submitting your project ideas to Road to 2030: Comox Valley Climate Action Challenge. Individuals, community groups, and non-profits and small local businesses are invited to propose the community initiatives that will pave a green future for our region.


One to three selected submissions will be awarded to bring their ideas to life, right here in the Comox Valley. They will receive up to a total of $27,000 depending on how many projects are selected.

The proposed projects can require further funding to enable a larger project to be fully realized. The grant application should include a project scope with activities like consultation, feasibility, suitability assessments, as well as information on the funding requirement of the full project scope. In such cases, the grant funding will act as the seed funding to get the project started.


The 2030 goal of 50% greenhouse gas emissions reductions requires everyone’s participation. Help us reach this goal by submitting a project related to one of the following focus areas:


Challenge Focus Areas


Renewable Energy
Projects such as or related to renewable energy production and renewable energy use, for example:


Solid Waste Management
Opportunities that contribute ways to reduce the amount of waste produced by the community including organic waste diversion, solid waste upcycling and biofuel production, for example:


Water Management
Areas related to water management can include wastewater and freshwater management. Applicants can explore various ways to conserve water and reduce emissions, for example:

Food
Any projects related to food in the community such as food waste, food security and local production, for example:


Sequestration
Projects that capture or remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere such as reforestation, afforestation and wetland restoration, for example:


Transportation
Any projects that contribute to the reduction in emissions produced by transportation exploring areas such as cleaner transportation options or fuel alternatives, for example:


Selection Criteria

Projects will be selected based on the following criteria. Applications should aim to demonstrate the following:

  • GHG Impact - Does your project present a solution that will reduce GHG emissions in the CVRD before 2030? What are the approach and methodologies used to calculate GHG emission reductions from your project?
  • Community Impact/Co-benefits - How will your project benefit the Comox Valley community? Projects should benefit the community and not just one individual or household. Projects should feature other co-benefits such as air quality, health, social benefits and resilience.
  • Feasibility - Does your project provide a strong business case that can be supported by the community? Do the budget and project plan align with a realistic understanding of the costs and tasks of implementation?
  • Scalability - Can your project be replicated and/or well-positioned to become a model for other contexts? Does your project have the potential to be implemented on a larger scale?
  • Durability - Will your project create an irreversible and lasting reduction in emissions in the CVRD?


Road to 2030 Virtual Sessions

Road to 2030 recorded virtual sessions that provided information on the challenge and how GHG emission reductions can be calculated. See the video section to view recordings.

Road to 2030 Information Session

Provided background information on the Road to 2030 Challenge and the application process.

Road to 2030 GHG Emission Reduction Workshop

The capacity-building workshop provides information on climate actions and GHG emission reduction strategies. Furthermore, how GHG emissions are quantified based on internationally recognized standards/protocols and industry best practices.


Questions?

Reach out to the CVRD team with any questions on the Road to 2030 Challenge forum, which is active until June 1, 2021, here below.

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