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Greenest City Action Plan development

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With over 60 City staff, more than 120 organizations, and thousands of individuals contributing to the creation of the Greenest City Action Plan, we have:

  • Set the example for best practices in citizen collaboration
  • Built the kinds of partnerships needed to achieve our goals and targets

How we developed the Greenest City Action Plan

Work on the Greenest City Action Plan began in 2009, with the Greenest City Action Team. This group of local experts researched best practices from leading green cities around the world, and established the goals and targets that would make Vancouver the world’s greenest city. This work was published in Vancouver 2020: A Bright Green Future.

Developing the plan

2011-2014 Priority Actions

2015-2020 Priority Actions

Our future to 2050: Renewable City

Becoming a truly sustainable city means we will continue to have work to do even after our Greenest City 2020 targets have been achieved. To continue being the Greenest City beyond the year 2020, we have committed to becoming a 100% renewable city by 2050.

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Our work before the Greenest City Action Plan

Before the Greenest City initiative, we had already made significant advances in our efforts to address climate change and create a sustainable city.

Key sustainability programs and accomplishments from the past twenty years