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
|Indicator||Baseline||2012||% change||2020 target|
|Total tonnes of community CO2e emissions from Vancouver||2,755,000
Priority actions and progress
|Work with partners in the city to build new neighbourhood-scale renewable energy systems||45%|
|Work with partners to convert large-scale steam systems to renewable energy||40%|
|Develop a policy framework outlining when the City will consider different renewable energy sources for neighbourhood energy systems||