Electric car recharging station in Vancouver.

Clean Air

Our goal: Breathe the cleanest air of any major city in the world

As the city grows, we will continue to generate even more pollution. We are working in partnership with businesses, residents, and other levels of government to achieve our clean air target.

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Our target: Meet or beat the most stringent air quality guidelines from Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and the World Health Organization

Progress we've made so far

Clean Air Chart
Hover on data points for more information on that year's performance.
To learn more about this metric, see the 'How We Measure Success' section below.

2015-2020 priority actions

Short-term actions for achieving our goals for 2020.

Our 2015-2016 successes

Recent initiatives that bring us closer to reaching the Clean Air goal.

Province joined the International Zero-Emission Vehicle Alliance

Province renewed zero-emission vehicle incentives

Get more details about our successes: Read the implementation update for 2015-2016  (8 MB)

Our 2014-2015 successes

Initiatives that brought us closer to reaching the Clean Air goal from 2014 to 2015.

Completed installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure

Improved future air quality through regulation

Get more details about our successes: Read the implementation update for 2014-2015  (2 MB)

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Initiatives that are helping us reach our goal and targets

Electric vehicles

Find where you can charge your electric vehicle and learn how we're supporting people and businesses in Vancouver to use electric vehicles.

Neighbourhood Energy Strategy

The Neighbourhood Energy Strategy will help develop additional neighbourhood energy systems throughout Vancouver.