Climate action

Climate-related disasters, including wildfires, floods and extreme heat, have impacted the lives of people in B.C. in recent years. We need to take action now. That’s why we’re building on our internationally recognized CleanBC climate plan, while making clean alternatives more affordable and reducing emissions from B.C.’s biggest polluters.

Partnering with Indigenous communities on clean energy solutions

We’re 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

We’re 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

We are 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

We’re making sure communities have the funding they need 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.

We’re 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

We're 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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Planning for a climate-resilient future

We’re building back better to protect people from climate-related disasters. We’re investing in rebuilding, improving response systems and supporting communities to build new emergency preparedness plans. We’re using research and skilled expertise to better understand where and how we can reduce climate risk.

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Keeping our waters clean and protecting habitat

We’re 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

We can help 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

We’re 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

We are 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

We are 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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