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.
- Ramping up funding for renovations and energy retrofits
- Making every new building constructed in B.C. “net-zero energy ready” by 2032
- Helping people afford zero-emission vehicles and making all new cars in B.C. zero-emission by 2040
- Reducing organic waste and turning it into a clean resource
- Helping industry reduce emissions with targeted incentives
- Launching new training programs for clean jobs of the future
These actions create new economic opportunities for people across the province while reducing our carbon pollution.
Together, these actions will get us 75% of the way to our 2030 target of 40% emissions reductions below 2007 levels. We will be working in 2019 to identify additional reductions to achieve the remaining 25%.
To learn about the modelling and analysis used to inform policies and estimate emissions reductions in CleanBC, see the methodology report, Supporting the Development of CleanBC (PDF, 1 MB).
In addition to the actions in CleanBC, we have several successful initiatives that we will continue to build on to support our progress, including:
- Carbon Tax
- Clean Energy Act
- Climate Action Charter
- Carbon Neutral Government
- Renewable and Low Carbon Fuel Requirements
- Investment in public transit
Learn more by visit our Climate Action Areas.
In May 2018, the Province updated B.C.’s emissions reduction targets. Using 2007 as the baseline, we are now committed to reductions of:
- 40% by 2030
- 60% by 2040
- 80% by 2050
The province publishes B.C.’s greenhouse gas emissions every year through the provincial GHG inventory, and reports on our Progress to Targets every two years:
- 2018 Report (PDF)
- 2016 Report (PDF, 4.3 MB)
included in Climate Leadership Plan
- 2014 Report (PDF, 9.3 MB)
- 2012 Report (PDF, 6.1 MB)
- 2010 Report (PDF, 2.1 MB)
Under the new Climate Change Accountability Act, we will also:
- provide an annual report of spending, program results and anticipated reductions from the previous year
- forecast emissions for three years in the future
- publish emissions results as we get the information
- Starting in 2020, the province will report every two years on the climate risks to B.C. and progress towards minimizing risk.