Vancouver

British Columbia, Canada
The Renewable City Strategy is the City's long-term plan to shift building and transportation energy use in the entire city to 100% renewables before 2050.

Emissions Reduction

11%
Baseline: (2007) to 2016

Economic Growth

26%
Baseline: (2007) to 2016

Emissions Reduction Target

80%
Baseline: 2007
By 2050

Renewable Energy Used in Vancouver

100%
by 2050

Emissions by Source

Transport 41%
Waste 4%
Buildings 55%
2016

Electricity Mix

2016

Vancouver’s Greenest City Action Plan (GCAP) was adopted in 2011 as a comprehensive climate action plan to support the city’s transformation to a low-carbon, thriving economy. The GCAP contains 10 goals and 17 targets, from green buildings and transportation, to supporting local food and access to nature, to fostering a green economy and resident action around climate change.

From GCAP flows the City’s other climate-action strategies and initiatives. On the mitigation side, the Renewable City Strategy is the City’s long-term plan to shift building and transportation energy use in the entire city to 100% renewables before 2050. Achieving the goal will lead to cleaner air and a healthier environment, and will strengthen Vancouver’s economy.

On the adaptation side, the Climate Adaptation Strategy is a forecast and plan for adapting Vancouver to the future impacts of climate change. The Strategy contains nine primary actions and more than 50 supporting actions to incorporate climate adaptation measures into new projects and daily operations for all City business.

Renewable City Strategy - Overview

Imagine a city where jobs and businesses are diverse and economically strong; where homes and office have clean and comfortable environments, that are less expensive to heat and cool; where the transportation system is abundant and efficient; a city that support a thriving economy while improving affordability, and provides residents the opportunity to be healthy and mobile. Imagine a city powered only by renewable energy.

Renewable City Strategy

Renewable City Strategy - Green Transportation

Imagine a city where the transportation system is efficient, supports a thriving economy and provides citizens with healthy and mobile options; a system that is powered by renewable energy. Watch this video to learn how Vancouver will become a city where our entire transportation network will run on renewable energy before 2050.

Vancouver's Electric Vehicle Ecosystem

Renewable City Strategy - Green Buildings

Imagine a city where the transportation system is efficient, supports a thriving economy and provides citizens with healthy and mobility options, as well as a robust electric vehicle charging network; a system that is powered by renewable energy. Watch this video to learn how Vancouver will become a city where our entire transportation network will run on renewable energy before 2050.

Zero Emissions Building Plan

Renewable City Action Plan

The purpose of the Renewable City Strategy (adopted in 2015) is to ensure that Vancouver derives all of its energy from renewable sources prior to 2050.

Waste is a Resource

Imagine a city where waste is a resource. Vancouver's False Creek Energy Centre is a raw sewage heat recovery facility that is taking the heat produced from their wastewater and sewage and turning it into energy.
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