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Adaptation Canada 2020 - Conference is sold out, but waiting list is open

Thanks for your enthusiastic response to Adaptation Canada 2020, Canada’s national conference on climate change adaptation, coming to Vancouver February 19-21, 2020. The conference is now sold out, but you are welcome to join the wait list. We look forward to seeing you in February - together, let's raise our game on resilience!


It's Here! — My Climate Story

FBC’s Youth Program has launched My Climate Story, an exciting new online story map featuring stories from BC youth about how climate change is affecting their lives ─ and what is inspiring them to take climate action.

Big Bar Landslide


In response to a significant landslide discovered between June 21 and 23, 2019 in a narrow portion of the Fraser River near Big Bar, just north of Lillooet, a federal-provincial unified command incident management team (PDF) has been established.

As many people in BC are concerned about the impact of the slide on salmon and interested in response efforts, it may be helpful to check the background and updates from the Province of British Columbia: see Big Bar Landslide Incident.

Electric Vehicles – A Part of Canada’s Climate Change Solution


Electric vehicles (EVs) are a good choice for Canadians who drive and are looking for more climate-friendly options. While EVs can require up to twice as much energy (and create double the greenhouse gas emissions) as gasoline vehicles during the manufacturing process, emissions from driving are significantly lower.

According to a recent life cycle analysis, a mid-size battery-electric sedan, such as the Nissan Leaf, charged up on BC’s clean energy grid, will make up for the initial manufacturing impact after 30,000 km, or about three years of driving. After that, the vehicle produces no further emissions.  Over 15 years of driving, assuming 10,000 km per year, the EV generates 99% fewer emissions in operation than a gas vehicle; the EV generates 73% fewer emissions when both manufacturing and driving are taken into account.

To achieve even further emissions reductions, it is critical to have a commitment to the effective recycling of EV batteries. It is important to recover and reuse most battery construction materials and to displace raw materials that would otherwise need to be mined.

Find a summary of the Plug in BC analysis in Policy Options magazine.


Strategic Plan

Our 2016-2021 Strategic Plan: Advancing Sustainability Solutions will help guide the Fraser Basin Council into our third decade of service.

The five-year plan reflects the Council’s strategic priorities, the way in which we carry out our work and how we define our success. Inspirational and practical, this is the framework for annual operating plans, partnerships, work plans and all decisions to devote time, money and energy to fulfillment of the Fraser Basin Council’s mandate. Take a look.



Our Vision

Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.

FBC Project and
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Plug in BC:

BuySmart Network:

BC Rural Network:

Rethinking our Water Ways:

ReTooling for Climate Change:

Climate Action Toolkit:

Contact Us

FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Quesnel and Prince George. We also have staff located in Abbotsford and Vernon.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff.

Our main office is:

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350
F: 604 488-5351