Climate Change

Climate change is being felt across B.C. Timely action is critical to protect our communities, health and environment, while laying the foundation for a more prosperous and sustainable future.

We’re working towards a future where buildings and new vehicles produce no emissions at all; where we use less energy and create less waste; where communities and businesses are ready for a changing climate; and where industries are the cleanest in the world. By finding clean, efficient solutions as we prepare for the climate changes ahead, we will strengthen B.C.’s economy and create opportunities for people across the province.

Our CleanBC plan puts our province on the path to a cleaner, better future with a low-carbon economy that creates opportunities for all. B.C. is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below 2007 levels by 2030. We are also preparing for the  impacts of a changing climate so our communities and economy continue to thrive.

Together, we can reduce carbon pollution and prepare for climate change impacts while creating opportunities for British Columbians

Climate action and accountability

Through CleanBC, the Province works with a range of partners to reduce emissions, create opportunities and manage risks from our changing climate. Learn more about B.C.’s progress and actions.

Data & Inventories

B.C. publishes a provincial greenhouse gas emissions inventory annually. Other GHG inventories include those reported by industrial facilities, carbon neutral PSOs, local governments and community level data.

Climate Adaptation & Preparedness

Our changing climate is already impacting people across British Columbia – from record-breaking wildfires and heat waves to more frequent flooding and longer growing seasons. Preparing for climate change is about understanding these changes and developing appropriate measures so we’re ready for climate impacts now and in the future.

Provincial public sector organizations

Our public sector is leading by example. Each year since 2010, B.C. has proudly achieved carbon neutral operations, maintaining a net impact of zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across public sector organizations (PSOs) including health authorities, school districts, universities, colleges, institutes, Crown corporations and government offices.

Cleaner Industry

B.C.'s industries are among the cleanest in the world, and companies across the province are continuing to adopt new technologies to reduce their carbon footprint.

Local Governments

Communities in British Columbia play a vital role in creating a cleaner, more sustainable and resilient future for our province.