Climate action

B.C. is one of the most beautiful places in the world, home to countless animal species, precious ecosystems and biodiversity.

But climate-related disasters, including wildfires, floods and extreme heat, have impacted the lives of people in B.C. in recent years. Action is being taken to preserve and protect the natural landscape of B.C. for this generation and all those to come.

Conservation of the Incomappleux Valley

A large part of rare inland rainforest is now protected as part of B.C.'s commitment to protect 30% of nature by 2030. The Incomappleux Valley is home to old growth trees, many animals and plants, and one of only a few temperate rainforests of its kind.

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Partnering with Indigenous communities on clean energy solutions

Partnering with Indigenous communities to replace diesel power, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase energy independence for First Nations.

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More sustainable land use

Continuing our work with farmers and growers to make sure the soil and crops that we all depend on continue to feed us into the future.

This includes investing in sustainability upgrades for farms, strengthening B.C.’s forests, and expanding the Indigenous Forest Bioeconomy Program, which will help Indigenous partners commercialize and scale-up innovative forest-based products.

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Protecting people and communities from climate-related disasters

Investing to build back better from fires and floods, and to protect people and communities from future climate-related disasters.

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Cleaner transportation options for communities

Making sure funding is there to encourage communities to build more bike lanes, multi-use pathways and other transportation infrastructure, so people have greener options to get around.

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Protecting old growth in B.C.

Working in partnership with First Nations to defer harvest of ancient, rare and priority large stands of old growth within 2.6 million hectares of B.C.’s most at-risk old-growth forests.

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Reducing the effects of climate change

B.C. is planting hundreds of millions of trees every year and creating more parks to harness nature’s ability to absorb carbon dioxide. Since 2018, we have planted more than one billion trees, including 301 million this year alone.

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Taking action on climate change.

CleanBC is B.C.’s plan to lower climate-changing emissions by 40% by 2030 and we are already making progress. But the scale of the climate emergency we are living through demands that we act with even greater urgency. That’s why we are scaling up measures that are working and introducing new ideas so we can meet our ambitious climate targets. B.C. is collaborating with partners, industry and local governments to take action. Together, we’re protecting nature, building a cleaner economy and preparing communities for our future climate.

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Keeping our waters clean and protecting habitat

Continuing to protect salmon habitat and securing our freshwater resources, while also working with industry partners to clean up plastic debris from our beautiful coastline and ocean.

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Helping local government take climate action

Helping B.C. communities fight against climate change and build a cleaner, stronger economy for people by funding and supports for local governments to enhance climate action.

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Sustainable resource development

Supporting sustainable resource development while growing a safe mining sector, supporting workers and businesses in the forestry sector, and working to create jobs for British Columbians.

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Cleaner industry in B.C.

Right now, electricity meets close to 20% of our energy needs. With help from BC Hydro, we have a plan to electrify our economy and push that percentage up.

Funding for clean industry and innovation, including enhancing the CleanBC Program for Industry will help us meet our low-carbon economic goals.

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Helping communities reduce disaster risk

Providing funding to help local governments and First Nations plan for and reduce disaster risk, including through investments in the FireSmart program, the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund and support for Indigenous-led emergency management priorities.

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Building more with low-carbon materials

Meeting our climate goals while advancing the use of mass timber to support new jobs and long-term investments in value-added manufacturing, green building and forest sector diversification.

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