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Green Vancouver: Taking bold climate action

We have a long history of climate action. Since the 1990s, Vancouver has been working with the community to address the environmental challenges facing our city. Today, we are widely recognized as one of the most liveable cities in the world and a leader in implementing changes to help us become resilient in the face of the changing crisis. 

Working towards a better future

Over the past decade, Vancouver has made some great strides, building community while changing how Vancouverites think about the environment in our city. Building on that progress and learning from our past, Vancouver is continuing to work towards a better future for all.

Together, we can change how we move, how we build and renovate, and how to capture carbon – taking bold climate action while ensuring an equitable transition for all. 

Climate Emergency Action Plan

Our plan focuses on cutting carbon pollution from our biggest local sources: burning fossil fuels in our buildings and vehicles.

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.

Green Operations Plan

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.

Zero Waste 2040

We have a long-term strategic vision for Vancouver to achieve the goal of zero waste by 2040.

Green opportunities for residents and businesses

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

Greenest City Action Plan

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

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