Emissions Reduction Target
Renewable Energy Used in Vancouver
Emissions by Source
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.