Climate Change

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 by 16% below 2007 levels by 2025, 40% by 2030, 60% by 2040 and 80% by 2050. To do this, we’re taking action to reduce pollution and waste while identifying new technologies and opportunities that will help us meet our longer-term climate goals. We are also preparing for the impacts of a changing climate, so our communities and economy continue to thrive.

We’re working towards a future where new buildings and 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.

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 preparedness and adaptation

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.