Metro Vancouver makes progress on climate action in 2016Metro Vancouver makes progress on climate action in 2016<div class="ExternalClass1E52170BC8B24207B7DC021A5F79304C"><p>Metro Vancouver reported a net carbon footprint of 3,321 tonnes of greenhouse gases in 2016, thanks to a number of significant greenhouse gas reduction projects that reduced corporate energy-related emissions by 60 per cent.</p><p>Every year, Metro Vancouver reports to the provincial government on the actions it has taken to address climate change, as part of the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program. Metro Vancouver’s 2016 <a href="/services/air-quality/AirQualityPublications/2016MetroVancouverClimateActionReport.pdf" target="_blank">Climate Actions and Carbon Neutral Progress Report</a>, published in May 2017, lists about 80 actions completed in 2016, and a similar number of projects are underway or planned this year.</p><p>The actions include installing high efficiency boilers at Metro Vancouver housing sites, increasing use of low emission vehicles, and developing a comprehensive regional water system plan to explicitly address the potential impacts of climate change. </p><p>Greenhouse gas reduction credits in 2016 were obtained from two landfill gas capture optimization projects – the Vancouver Landfill and closed Coquitlam Landfill -- and two “avoided forest conversion” projects at Kanaka Creek Regional Park in Maple Ridge.</p><p>Metro Vancouver is developing an integrated regional climate action strategy that will provide a framework for future actions that reduce greenhouse gases and increase regional resilience to the changing climate.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue34-climate.jpg2017-07-31T07:00:00ZGP0|#2c0fce0a-9b46-4bae-b276-c523188c6aa3;L0|#02c0fce0a-9b46-4bae-b276-c523188c6aa3|Issue 34;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClassF9299162D6F342DAB9A6C1B84086039D"><p>​Metro Vancouver reported a net carbon footprint of 3,321 tonnes of greenhouse gases in 2016, thanks to a number of significant greenhouse gas reduction projects that reduced corporate energy-related emissions by 60 per cent. The actions include installing high efficiency boilers at Metro Vancouver housing sites, increasing use of low emission vehicles, and developing a comprehensive regional water system plan to explicitly address the potential impacts of climate change. </p></div>0