Goal: Eliminate Vancouver's dependence on fossil fuels
Our dependence on fossil fuels has released enough carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases to change the natural balance of the earth's atmosphere. This, in turn, is changing the climate.
If we do not take action, scientists predict we will see serious consequences, such as decreased food production and water shortages.
We have the knowledge, skills, and innovation needed to bring carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas levels back into balance with nature.
Together, we can transform our cities, and enjoy cleaner air, more green space, healthier people... and create new job opportunities at the same time.
Climate leadership targets at a glance
- Reduce community-based greenhouse gas emissions by 33% from 2007 levels
How we measure success
|Total tonnes of community CO2e emissions from Vancouver
Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program report
The Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) offsets the carbon tax paid by local governments who have committed to becoming carbon neutral in their corporate operations by 2012 under the BC Climate Action Charter.
To be eligible for the grant, local governments are required to publicly report their plan and progress toward meeting their goals.
Our 2014 report summarizes the actions the City took in 2014, and has planned for 2015. Final City CARIP emissions for 2014 will be available in June 2015.
As part of our emissions reductions efforts in support of environmental action and the CARIP, the City is undertaking the Vancouver Landfill Gas Optimization Project to capture more landfill gas.
The Neighbourhood Energy Strategy is a plan to build an environmentally friendly community energy system that provides heat and hot water.
The City of Vancouver has submitted a proposal to Metro Vancouver to provide a site for a new non-incineration resource and energy recovery centre in South Vancouver.
Vancouver City Council has adopted a comprehensive climate change adaptation strategy to ensure that Vancouver remains a liveable and resilient city in the face of climate change.