Goal 1 - Protect public health and the environment
The freedom to breathe clean air is a basic human right. Metro Vancouver is committed to minimizing the risk to public health from air pollution and protecting the environment. Addressing common air contaminants will generally benefit both human health and the environment.
Goal 2: Improve visual air quality
Clear, haze-free views improve the well-being of residents and benefit the tourism industry.
With improved visual air quality, the residents of Metro Vancouver and visitors can better enjoy the region’s magnificent scenery.
Goal 3: Minimize the region’s contribution to global climate change
Climate change is occurring worldwide. The Metro Vancouver region has a global responsibility to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, thereby minimizing its contribution to global climate change.
Although the strategies and actions in this Plan aspire to meet all three goals, they have been organized by their primary goal. Where actions provide benefit in more than one goal area that will be explained in the description of the action. The actions that fall under each strategy will be prioritized based on their potential to reduce public exposure to contaminants that pose the highest risk to human health, improve visual air quality and achieve greenhouse gas emission reductions.