Government Initiatives

Across British Columbia, at all levels of government, political leaders are taking action to balance economic viability with environmental responsibility.

A green leader

At the provincial level, BC - the first jurisdiction in North America to have a 100 per cent carbon-neutral public sector - launched an aggressive Climate Action Plan to curtail carbon emissions.

We've protected more than 13.5 million hectares (33 million acres) of wilderness - more than any other province in Canada. And we generate more than 90 per cent of our electricity from no-carbon or low-carbon sources.

We've protected more than 13.5 million hectares (33 million acres) of wilderness - more than any other province in Canada. And we generate more than 90 per cent of our electricity from no-carbon or low-carbon sources.

 

Greenest city by 2020

At the civic level, Vancouver has an outstanding record of environmental leadership. Recent sustainability initiatives include a forward-thinking 2040 transportation plan to improve transit and cycling infrastructure; a tap water campaign to raise awareness that drinking our water saves money, reduces greenhouse gases, and prevents plastic bottles from ending up in our landfills and oceans; and an integrated urban planning strategy to create vibrant mixed-use urban communities.

The city has vowed to be "the greenest city in the world" by 2020 and in June, 2010, launched a campaign inviting the public to share ideas about how to turn that vision into reality. This has resulted in a bold plan Greenest City 2020: A Bright Green Future to address Vancouver's environmental challenges. Through a set of measurable and attainable targets, we will put the city on the path to sustainability, and make us the greenest city in the world by 2020.

 

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