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.
Council declared a climate emergency in 2019 as we're experiencing the growing impacts of climate change and risk greater challenges.
Greenest City is a bold initiative that addresses Vancouver's environmental challenges.
We are working to have no GHG emissions from all new buildings by 2030. Learn how we’ll get there. Review policies, code requirements, and more.
We have a long-term strategic vision for Vancouver to achieve the goal of zero waste by 2040.
Learn about our Climate Change Adaptation Strategy that will ensure Vancouver remains liveable and resilient in the face of climate change.
The Neighbourhood Energy Strategy will help develop additional neighbourhood energy systems throughout Vancouver.
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.
The Greenest City Fund supports your projects that help achieve our Greenest City goals for Vancouver.
Learn about City programs that will help you reduce your carbon footprint at home and work, find volunteer opportunities, and more.