BC Community Energy Emissions Inventory (CEEI) Decomposition Analysis: A Methodological Exploration
Robert Newell (2017)

Summary: Decomposition analysis can be used to breakdown and examine factors that influence changes in GHG emissions over a given period of time. This report describes preliminary work that explores ways of applying decomposition methodology to CEEI data, collected for the years 2007, 2010 and 2012. The report primarily concerns methodology, and it focuses on the insights gained from developing decomposition approaches for and applying analyses to community level data.

Exploring Pathways: Deep Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions by 2050 in BC Communities
Yuill Herbert and Ann Dale (2014)

Summary: This report explores future energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions trajectories that achieve deep GHG emissions reductions and makes recommendations for policies that are required to achieve reduction targets. The report uses three of the MC3 case study communities to investigate the implications of achieving the Provincial target of an 80% reduction in GHG emissions by 2050 from 2007 emissions levels. Communities focused on in the report include the City of Vancouver, the City of Prince George, and the City of Victoria.

MC3 Learning Exchange – Report to BC Hydro

Summary: A peer-to-peer learning exchange was led by Professor Ann Dale at Royal Roads University’s Centre for Dialogue on January 18th, 2013. The purpose of the exchange was first, to bring together leaders and champions from the most innovative case study communities with other communities less well advanced in climate change adaptation and mitigation; second, to share MC3 research outcomes in a co-learning environment about the drivers of climate action and innovation occurring in the province; third, to share knowledge about effective tools for community action; fourth, to explore developing new practitioner networks; and fifth, to evaluate the effectiveness of the exchange for peer-to-peer learning.

MC3 Final Progress Report: Submitted to the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions
Ann Dale, Alison Shaw and Rob Newell (2013)

Summary: The Meeting the Climate Change Challenge (MC3) research project commenced in July 2011 and ended January 31, 2013, funded initially by PICS for one year and extended for another half year ($140,000). The goals of the project were two-fold; firstly, to identify and investigate innovative municipal approaches to provincial climate policy and document best practices through detailed case studies, and secondly, to spur cross-scale knowledge mobilization and peer-to-peer learning between communities in order to bootstrap innovation diffusion, optimize local and provincial partnerships and lessons from leading communities taking climate action. The dissemination of innovative climate change responses and actions on the ground is critical as other jurisdictions in North America begin to develop active climate policy regimes.