The Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program is a network of Canadian local governments that have committed to reducing greenhouse gases (GHG) and to acting on climate change. Since the program's inception in 1994, over 250 local governments have joined PCP, making a public commitment to reduce emissions. PCP membership covers all provinces and territories and accounts for more than 65 per cent of the Canadian population. PCP receives financial support from FCM's Green Municipal Fund.
The CVRD has completed milestones 1, 2 and 3 of PCP's 5 milestone framework which is used to guide local governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The five milestone process is a performance-based model which remains flexible; milestones do not need to be completed in sequential order. Each milestone provides an opportunity for community capacity building.