On December 5, 2018, the B.C. government released Clean BC – our pathway to a more prosperous, balanced and sustainable future. It builds on recent announcements, such as mandating 100% of new cars to be zero-emission vehicles by 2040; providing rebates for efficiency upgrades including insulation and heat pumps; signing a memorandum of understanding with business on a low-carbon economy; and intervening in court to support carbon pricing across Canada.

CleanBC highlights four pathways to a cleaner BC. Each includes significant actions that help us to use energy more efficiently and prevent waste, while making sure the energy we do use is the cleanest possible. It also sets out an effective blueprint to build a cleaner economy.

The B.C. government is also developing a provincial climate change adaptation strategy for release in 2020 to prepare for climate risks that are now unavoidable. The Province is building the foundation for a new adaptation strategy by working to understand the key risks facing British Columbia. Key steps include developing a Strategic Provincial Climate Risk Assessment framework and completing a strategic assessment of provincially significant climate-related risks.