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Greenest City Action Plan

Clarification of our position on natural gas

We are not banning the use of natural gas, despite claims to the contrary in a misinformed opinion piece in The Province newspaper. Learn more.

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.

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.

Documents

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.

2017-2018 update (5.95 MB)

The 2017-2018 update on the progress we made on the Greenest City Action Plan.

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Goals and targetsDocuments and historyGreenest City newsFind a Greenest City project2015-2020 Action Plan2017-2018 update