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.
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.
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.
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).