What you need to know
On November 17, 2020, Council approved the Climate Emergency Action Plan. This puts Vancouver on track to reduce our carbon pollution by 50% by 2030, in alignment with the findings of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to limit global warming to 1.5°C.
Climate Emergency Action Plan reports
Our plan builds on our previous climate plans and focuses on cutting carbon pollution from our biggest local sources - burning fossil fuels in our vehicles (39%) and in our buildings (54%).
This plan means change. It means residents, businesses and the City doing our part to transition off fossil fuels. It is designed to make it easier for you to live a carbon-free life. We'll continue to gather public input on the actions as we move forward to make this an effective and equitable climate plan.
How we move
Nearly 40% of Vancouver’s carbon pollution comes from burning gasoline and diesel in our vehicles.
We need to move people and goods around Vancouver in a climate-friendly and equitable way. Learn more
How we build and renovate
Over half of Vancouver’s carbon pollution comes from burning natural gas to heat space and water in our buildings.
We're working to make sure Vancouver’s buildings are constructed and operated in a climate-friendly, healthy, and resilient way. Learn more
How we capture carbon pollution
By burning fossil fuels, we have put too much carbon into our atmosphere and it is causing climate change.
We can make a difference by capturing carbon from the air and storing it in forests, kelp beds, and soils. Learn more
An equitable plan
We're striving to respond to the climate crisis with ambitious carbon reduction policies and equitable implementation of those policies to make sure our climate actions work for everyone. Learn more
We need your ongoing input and action, as we move forward with this bold climate plan. Sign up to stay connected on ways to get involved.