Metro Vancouver is developing its next Clean Air Plan aimed at reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and air contaminants in the region over the next 10 years.
The Clean Air Plan is a near-term action plan that will launch in conjunction with Climate 2050, a 30-year strategy to help the region become carbon neutral and resilient. The Plan will be organized around seven issue areas, with feedback from the public, stakeholders and other orders of government, including First Nations, to take place in two phases during 2019 and 2020. The feedback will consider the goals, targets and actions to help protect human health and the environment and avoid dangerous levels of climate change.
The Plan is the fourth air quality and greenhouse gas management plan, following others in 1994, 2005 and, most recently, the Integrated Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Management Plan (IAQGGMP) in 2011. The Clean Air Plan, will build on the 2011 plan and identify opportunities for accelerated emissions reductions, including greenhouse gas emission reduction actions.