The BC Tourism Climate Resiliency Initiative (BCTCRI) is a provincial project that focuses on building a foundational program to support a resilient tourism sector that is prepared to adapt to climate change. Starting in the 2023/2024 fiscal year and spanning over two years, an investment of $3 million from the BC Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport (TACS) will be allocated to this initiative through the Destination Development Fund.
Destination BC, in close collaboration with tourism industry partners, will use this funding to operate the BCTCRI which is comprised of four key projects that invest in facilitated sustainability and adaptation planning for tourism businesses, micro-grants to support implementation, the formation of a data framework, and province-wide networking opportunities. This initiative and its respective projects are aimed at improving the climate resiliency of the tourism sector and are aligned with the sustainability and adaptation goals identified in the following provincial-level strategies:
The goals and intention of the BCTCRI is to ensure:
The BCTCRI and its representative projects are developed and delivered in collaboration with partner organizations, including the six Regional Destination Management Organizations (RDMOs), Indigenous Tourism BC, and the BC Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport working together to meet the goals of this initiative.
To find out more or ask questions about the BCTCRI or any of the four projects, contact us at DestinationStewardship@destinationbc.ca.
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