The Municipality of North Cowichan is a semi-rural community with a few residential and retail concentrations. The geography and built environment pose a challenge to energy and emissions planning, mostly due to reliance on travel by personal vehicles. North Cowichan has established targets to achieve deep reductions in GHG emissions by 2020 and 2050. In order to support efforts to reduce energy consumption, the municipality passed a specific municipal tax increase to fund climate action. Click here and here for more information.