Climate action and accountability

B.C. is taking action to meet our climate goals, prepare for the impacts of climate change and transition to a net zero future. Learn more about our greenhouse gas emissions targets, the plans, strategies and goals that guide our work, and our progress to date.

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B.C.’s climate change targets

Using 2007 as the baseline, B.C. is committed to greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions of:

  • 16% by 2025
  • 40% by 2030
  • 60% by 2040
  • 80% by 2050

In March 2021, to help meet provincial GHG targets, the Province established new 2030 emission reduction targets for four sectors, with 2007 as a baseline:

  • Transportation, 27-32%
  • Industry, 38-43%
  • Oil and gas, 33-38%
  • Buildings and communities, 59-64%

Climate change strategies

CleanBC and Roadmap to 2030

The CleanBC Roadmap to 2030 (PDF, 9.2MB)is the Province’s plan to reach our climate targets and put us on the path to net-zero emissions by 2050, while building a clean, low carbon economy.  

The Roadmap builds on actions from the 2018 CleanBC plan (PDF, 5.3MB)and previous B.C. climate plans.  It examines eight key areas of our economy that generate emissions or can create solutions.

The plan sets out a series of pathways to support innovation in sectors where low carbon solutions are emerging, and drives deployment in sectors where they’re already mature – helping to deliver more clean solutions, faster. 

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Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy

Climate change is already being felt across B.C. and will continue to impact the province in the years to come. The Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy (CPAS) (PDF, 7MB) helps keep people and communities safe, lowers long-term costs and protects ecosystems from the effects of our changing climate.

Annual Climate Change Accountability Report

The B.C. government is required by law to submit a report to the legislature each year outlining progress on climate action. The most recent Climate Change Accountability Report includes information on B.C.’s progress and actions from 2021 to 2022.

Progress to targets

Learn more about B.C.’s most recent GHG emissions data and what the Province’s emissions could look like in future years.

Getting results

Learn more about recent actions to reduce emissions and strengthen the resilience of our communities, ecosystems and economy in the face of climate change.