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; and where industries are the cleanest in the world. By finding clean, efficient solutions, we will strengthen our 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 while creating opportunities for British Columbians.

Climate Planning & Action

CleanBC puts our province on a clear path to a cleaner, better future. Our 2018 plan includes significant actions that help us to use energy more efficiently and prevent waste, while making sure the energy we do use is the cleanest possible.

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 summer heat and wildfires to more frequent flooding and storm surges. 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.

Industry Innovation & Regulation

Industry plays a critical role in B.C.’s transition to a low-carbon future. Many are already reducing their emissions, and companies continue to drive innovation and adopt technology to cut their carbon costs.

Local Governments

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