Environmental protection and sustainability

Services and information topics

Climate change

Climate change is being felt in B.C. and around the world, affecting almost every aspect of our lives. The government is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 80% below 2007 levels by 2050.

Pesticides and pest management

Monitor your home and property or any other area where pests are a concern. Be prepared to take appropriate action when pests cause damage or health issues. Learn about using less harmful pesticides and integrated pest management techniques to help protect natural environments.

Plants, animals and ecosystems

British Columbia is home to tens of thousands of plant and animal species living in a rich diversity of habitats and ecosystems. Responsible decision making and positive action on our part will help protect B.C. wildlife and their home.

Waste management

B.C. is proud to be a leader in sustainable environmental management - with air and water quality that ranks among the highest in the world. Effective waste management procedures and solutions contribute a great deal to preserving our environment.

Air, land and water

All living things depend on air and water to survive. Caring for our environment includes keeping our air and water supply fresh, clean and healthy.

Research, monitoring and reporting

Sharing key scientific and technical information is an important part of monitoring and managing our natural resources.

Natural resource stewardship

In B.C., we are lucky to have many natural resources. We must carefully plan how we use them to preserve our natural heritage for generations to come.

Flood debris management

Following the November 2021 Atmospheric River Event in British Columbia, the Province launched a comprehensive debris removal program, assessing over 700 sites and mobilizing task forces that removed over 16,000 metric tons of debris in less than a year.