Featured Initiatives

Metro Vancouver and municipal governments around this region have been taking action on climate for twenty years.
Find local examples of leading policies, infrastructure and good choices for a better future below.


Metro Vancouver's Regional Services

Metro Vancouver provides the vital services and solutions that are the foundation of our economic, ecological and social health. Watch to learn more about these services and how they protect the livability of our region.

Coquitlam Glacier Melting Faster Than Anticipated

A geoscientist returns to the Coquitlam Glacier to see how climate change has taken a toll on the ice since his last study trip in 2007.

Climate 2050

The Climate 2050 Strategic Framework will guide our region's policies and collective actions to transition our region to a low carbon future, increasing the health, well-being and prosperity of Metro Vancouver residents.

Municipal Natural Assets Initiative

This initiative supports local governments to integrate natural asset management into core asset management and financial processes, with a goal of understanding, managing and valuing natural assets in an equivalent manner as a community’s built environment. Learn more.

Surrey’s Coastal Flood Adaptation Strategy

The City of Surrey is developing a Coastal Flood Adaptation Strategy to explore the impacts of climate change on Surrey’s coastline and the long-term adaption options available to the City. Land use and managed retreat from high-risk areas are being considered. Learn more.

Climate Smart

Climate Smart helps businesses and non-profits learn how to measure and reduce their carbon footprints. The training program incorporates classroom learning, web-based software, and one-on-one support. They work with small and medium-sized businesses, providing training and user-friendly web-based software to measure GHG emissions and plan projects that reduce emissions. Learn more.