Internal Municipal Capacity for Climate Action

Building internal capacity among local governments and their partners is critical for accelerating climate action in cities. This knowledge-exchange explores the rationale and benefits of embedding resources in local government to advance advance climate and energy.

Case Study 1: BC Hydro Community Energy Manager (CEM) program

This conversation led by Robyn Wark introduces CUSP members to the BC Hydro Community Energy Manager (CEM) program, a co-funded resource embedded in local government to advance common objectives of the city and utility regarding climate and energy. This program has been refined over its ten years of operation and investment by BC Hydro’s Sustainable Communities Program. Robyn Wark MRM MCIP is Team Lead of BC Hydro’s Sustainable Community program, and a leading strategist and coach on low carbon communities