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Our plan in depth

In 2019, City Council unanimously declared a climate emergency in response to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C , which sounded the alarm on the catastrophic global impacts that will occur if global carbon pollution doesn't decrease rapidly. We responded by creating the Climate Emergency Action Plan (CEAP).

Climate Emergency Action Plan

The CEAP is a road map to reduce Vancouver’s emissions by 50% by 2030 through data-driven, proven solutions.

The plan gives us an opportunity to:

  • Invest in our future
  • Create a more resilient city
  • Build a stronger greener economy
  • Prioritize healthy, safe, and connected communities

We're making climate justice a priority

Climate change doesn't impact everyone in the same way.

We know there are communities and neighbourhoods in Vancouver and around the world who are more vulnerable to its effects. Learn more about how we're working towards climate justice.

Our progress

A key part of CEAP is accountability, to make sure we are taking effective and efficient climate action. We track progress through annual reporting, and we adjust course where necessary to hit our bold targets.

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