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Greenest City: A Renewable City

Greenest City is a bold initiative to address Vancouver's environmental challenges. While we live in what is widely recognized as one of  the most liveable cities in the world, our environmental footprint is currently three times larger than the Earth can sustain.

The decisions we make every day about how we move around the city, what we buy, and how we deal with our waste means that we currently use far more than our share of the Earth's resources.

Greenest City Action Plan

Greenest City is a bold initiative that addresses Vancouver's environmental challenges.

Renewable City Action Plan

We have committed to becoming a renewable city with 100% of our energy coming from renewable resources by 2050.

Zero emissions buildings

We are working to have no GHG emissions from all new buildings by 2030. Learn how we’ll get there. Review policies and code requirements.

Zero Waste 2040

Zero Waste 2040 is a long-term strategic vision for Vancouver to achieve the goal of zero waste by 2040.

Climate Change Adaptation Strategy

Learn about our Climate Change Adaptation Strategy that will ensure Vancouver remains liveable and resilient in the face of climate change.

Neighbourhood Energy Strategy

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

How we are greening City operations

If we are going to look to you to lower your energy consumption, we must "walk the talk" when it comes to City operations and facilities.

Green grants

The Greenest City Fund supports your projects that help achieve our Greenest City goals for Vancouver.

How you can go green

Learn about City programs that will help you reduce your carbon footprint at home and work, find volunteer opportunities, and more.