Development Permit Areas for Climate Action: A Guide for Energy Conservation, Water Conservation and GHG Emissions Reduction
In 2008, the provincial government amended the Local Government Act (LGA) to include three DPA purposes for climate action. These purposes establish objectives to promote energy conservation, water conservation and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Development Permit Areas for Climate Action: A Guide for Energy Conservation, Water Conservation and GHG Emissions Reduction (600 KB, PDF) was created to help local governments in British Columbia make strategic choices about how to effectively use DPAs for climate action and to help achieve their GHG emission reduction targets.
This guide was developed by Ministry staff and reviewed by key stakeholders, including: local government planning staff; landscape architects; the Urban Development Institute; the Canadian Homebuilders Association; BC Hydro and other relevant government agencies.
Explore the Guide by Topic:
Introduction (51 KB, PDF)
Legislative Authority for
DPAs for Climate Action (56 KB, PDF)
Intergovernmental Relations & Planning Division
Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development
6th Floor 800 Johnson Street
PO Box 9841 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC V8W 9T2
Phone: 250-387-4037 in Victoria