Local governments are taking action on climate change, but we all need to do more. We recognize that it takes the actions of many to accelerate our response on climate change -- to both prepare for and adapt to the changes we won't avoid, and to lower our GHG emissions. This website provides just some examples of community initiatives in this region and further around the world.

Local Initiatives

  • Translink Regional Transportation Strategy
    The Regional Transportation Strategy is a long-range plan that explains how people will live, work, and move around in Metro Vancouver today and in the future. TransLink is responsible for long-term investments in transit and regional road and bridge infrastructure that enable low carbon transportation options. It is also responsible for regional transportation demand management programs that encourage residents to choose low carbon forms of transportation. Through its management of and investment in the transit fleet it can also reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transit vehicles.

  • Clean Transportation Policies & Programs
    Clean energy vehicles make transportation choices more affordable for British Columbians and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Learn about B.C.’s world-leading hydrogen fuel cell sector and its growing industrial sector related to batteries, motors, controllers and chargers.

  • Electric Vehicle Charging Bylaws
    Municipalities in BC are adopting bylaws that require new developments to have electric vehicle charging infrastructure in a certain percentage of stalls.

  • Car Share Parking Incentives
    Municipalities have innovative measures to facilitate the increased use of car shares in new developments. Some municipalities have made it a mandatory requirement in certain areas or under certain zoning. Other municipalities encourage car share stalls by providing incentives, typically in the form of reduced off-street parking requirements.

  • Plug In BC
    Plug In BC is a program of the Fraser Basin Council and works in collaboration with government, industry, academic institutions, EV owners, NGOs and utilities to advance the uptake of electric vehicles in British Columbia.


National and Global Initiatives