B.C. Guidance Document on Climate Change and Asset Management

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A new document, Climate Change and Asset Management – A Sustainable Service Delivery Primer, provides guidance to B.C. communities in maintaining essential public services.

Developed in partnership between the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Union of British Columbia Municipalities, and Asset Management BC. The primer introduces an approach for integrating climate change considerations throughout the asset management process.

“Local Governments too often take core infrastructure for granted until it breaks down. Without robust Asset Management practices it is too easy for local governments to starve capital replenishment and bring in artificially low tax rates and user fees in order to balance budgets – the long term consequences of this can be catastrophic,” said Richard Walton, Mayor, District of North Vancouver, in the 2015 publication, Asset Management for Sustainable Service Delivery: A BC Framework.

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