CleanBC Roadmap to 2030

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Earlier this week, our government released the CleanBC Roadmap to 2030, our detailed plan to fully meet B.C.’s climate targets and set our province on the path to net-zero emissions by 2050.

The roadmap shows a clear path to how we plan on reaching our emissions targets, and establishes an all of government approach to tackling climate change. The roadmap includes targeted actions across eight pathways, including low-carbon energy, transportation, industry, buildings and more.

Some of these actions include:
o a stronger price on carbon pollution to meet or exceed the federal benchmark, with supports for people and businesses;
o reducing methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 75% by 2030 (from 2014 levels), and nearly eliminating methane emissions from oil and gas, mining, forestry and industrial wood waste by 2035;
o a nation-leading adoption of zero-emission vehicles (90% of new light-duty sales by 2030) and 100% ZEVs by 2035;
o completing B.C.’s Electric Highway by 2024 with a target of having 10,000 public EV charging stations by 2030;
o new requirements to ensure all new buildings emit zero-carbon by 2030 and the highest energy efficiency standards for new space and water heating equipment;
o accelerated mode shifts towards active transportation and public transit (increase share of trips to 30% by 2030; 40% by 2040; 50% by 2050);

We recognize that a climate plan that leaves behind people who can’t afford it is no plan at all. That’s why we are making sure that people have more options and affordable choices that reduce their dependency on fossil fuels, including rebates for electric vehicle and chargers, heat pumps and home building insulation. We also want rural communities to know we have they’re back – that’s why we’re building our “Electric Highway” by 2024 and providing accessible charging stations for people right across B.C. We are also making it easier for communities, including those that use diesel, to make the switch to heat pumps.

Moving forward on climate action also means working with industry in innovative ways. We’re helping power up industry with clean electricity; supporting clean tech and industry solutions; using carbon tax funds to reduce industry pollution; and developing low-carbon technologies like hydrogen, carbon capture and storage and direct air capture. Each of these solutions will provide a new pathway to prosperity for people working in our resource sectors now and into the future.

The climate crisis is serious and that’s why we’re working collaboratively and determinedly to build a cleaner B.C. and a stronger economy.