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Greenest City Action Plan

The Greenest City Action Plan is a strategy for staying on the leading edge of urban sustainability.

We are working with Council, residents, businesses, other organizations, and all levels of government to implement this plan.

Planning Vancouver Together to 2050 and beyond

We’ve launched the process to develop the Vancouver (City-wide) Plan that will guide our city to 2050 and beyond.

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Our vision

Our vision is to create opportunities today, while building:

  • A strong local economy
  • Vibrant and inclusive neighbourhoods
  • Internationally recognized city that meets the needs of generations to come

Through a set of measurable and attainable targets, we are putting Vancouver on the path to becoming the greenest city in the world.

Strategy in-depth

Goals and targets

See how far we've come to reaching our targets in the 10 goal areas of the Greenest City Action Plan.

Documents and history

Find out how we developed the Greenest City Action Plan. View related documents, background information, and future plans.

Find a Greenest City project

Find community-led Greenest City projects in Vancouver on a map, and suggest other green projects to add to the map.


2015-2020 Action Plan (14.42 MB)

A 90-page action plan detailing our road map to becoming the greenest city in the world by 2020.

2019-2020 update (531.28 KB)

The 2019-2020 update on the progress we made on the Greenest City Action Plan (dashboard only).

Tips on how to green

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.

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Sign up for our Greenest City newsletter, and get news on our progress, programs, and initiatives. You'll also be notified of local sustainability events and volunteer opportunities.

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