Clean Air Plan


Engagement opportunities for the Clean Air Plan will include webinars, online workshops and online feedback forms. Upcoming engagement events will be posted to this page. To receive email updates, sign up to our mailing list (select ‘Clean Air Plan’).

The Clean Air Plan will identify and prioritize actions to reduce air contaminant emissions and impacts, including greenhouse gases, in our region over the next 10 years and support the transition to a carbon neutral and climate resilient region by 2050.

In the Clean Air Plan Backgrounder, Metro Vancouver proposes the following as 2030 regional targets:

  • reduce regional greenhouse gas emissions by 45% from 2010 levels
  • ambient air quality in the region meets or is better than ambient air quality objectives and standards set by Metro Vancouver, as well as the BC and federal governments
  • increase the amount of time that visual air quality is classified as excellent

The Plan will be organized around six issue areas:

  1. Buildings
  2. Transportation
  3. Industry
  4. Waste
  5. Agriculture
  6. Nature and Ecosystems

Online feedback

Please read the Discussion Papers or summaries and complete a questionnaire for each issue area by following the links above. Feedback is open until September 30, 2020.

Submit feedback on any component of the Clean Air Plan to the email or mailing address provided on this page.






  • Clean Air Plan

    Email cleanairplan

    Attn: Clean Air Plan Engagement
    4730 Kingsway
    Burnaby, BC V5H 0C6


Connecting the Clean Air Plan to Climate 2050

Climate 2050 is Metro Vancouver’s long-term, overarching climate action strategy that will guide our region’s transition to a carbon neutral and resilient region over the next 30 years. Metro Vancouver is engaging with the region to develop the Climate 2050 Roadmaps, which are logical groupings of actions describing how our region will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the impacts of a warming planet.

The Clean Air Plan will support the vision of Climate 2050, by identifying the near-term actions needed to meet the 2030 greenhouse gas and air quality targets. Feedback received on reducing emissions from buildings, industry, transportation, agriculture, waste, nature and ecosystems, and other emission sources will also be used to develop long-term strategies to achieve a carbon neutral and resilient region over the next 30 years for the Climate 2050 Roadmaps.


The Clean Air Plan will be Metro Vancouver’s fourth air quality and greenhouse gas management plan and will replace the current Integrated Air Quality & Greenhouse Gas Management Plan.

The Clean Air Plan will focus on actions that Metro Vancouver can implement under its delegated authority, and will also identify actions for implementation by others. Where possible, the Plan will target common air contaminants and greenhouse gases together because many emission sources in this region emit both types of air contaminants (e.g., gasoline engines, natural gas furnaces, industrial manufacturing processes).

It will build on existing Metro Vancouver air quality and greenhouse gas management programs and policies, as well as the Metro Vancouver Board Strategic Plan and initiatives by member jurisdictions, partner agencies and local First Nations (e.g., the provincial CleanBC plan and member jurisdictions’ sustainability, environment, climate and energy plans).