British Columbia, Canada
With a long history of climate action, Vancouver has worked hard to cut carbon pollution from City operations and community activities through decades of policies, programs and initiatives.

Emissions Reduction

As of: 2023 (Baseline: 2007)

Economic Growth

As of: 2019 (Baseline: 2007)

Emissions Reduction Target

NET ZERO By 2050
Baseline: 2007.

Renewable Energy Used in Vancouver

by 2050

Emissions by Source

Transport 40%
Other 5%
Buildings 55%

Electricity Mix


Vancouver currently has two plans guiding efforts to achieve its goal of reducing carbon pollution by 50% by 2030 and taking proactive action to prepare for and respond to the impacts of climate change. On the mitigation side, the Climate Emergency Action Plan (CEAP) has identified a suite of actions focused on land-use planning, transportation, buildings and natural climate solutions. These actions collectively position Vancouver to reach three targets to cut carbon pollution from goods and people movement: 90% of residents being within an easy walk, bike or roll of their daily needs, 2/3 of all trips taken within the city being by active transportation or transit and 50% of all kilometers driven in Vancouver by ZEVs and two additional targets to cut carbon pollution from buildings: reducing emissions by 50% and embodied emissions from construction will be 40% lower compared to 2018.

Vancouver’s Climate Change Adaptation Strategy (CCAS) provides a roadmap of actions to address the five main climate change-related hazards Vancouver faces including extreme heat, poor air quality, drought, extreme rainfall and sea level rise. Implementing these plans will support a healthy, climate resilient Vancouver.

Climate Emergency Action Plan

Climate Emergency Action Plan Summary

Green Buildings

Energize Vancouver

Zero Emissions Vehicles

Climate Change Adaptation Strategy

Climate Hazard Infographic: Heat

Climate Hazard Infographic: Air Quality