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Clean Air Plan


​​​Metro Vancouver’s Clean Air Plan (2021) is the regional plan for managing air quality and greenhouse gases over the next 10 years. The Clean Air Plan includes key actions to effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions in this region, in pursuit of 2030 emis​sions targets. It also includes actions to reduce health harming air contaminants, to improve day to day air quality. ​​​




The regional Clean ​Air Plan aligns with the Province’s CleanBC plan, and represents a coordinated approach from local governments across​ the Metro Vancouver region.

The Clean Air Plan includes significant nex​t steps in moving towards regional carbon neutrality by 2050 – a priority of the Metro Vancouver Board.



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​The Clean Air ​​Plan i​ncludes these regional targets for 2030:

  1. Reduce greenhouse gases by 45% from 2010 levels;
  2. Air quality in the region is continually improving, protecting human health and the environment, by ensuring that: Ambient air quality meets or is better than the ambient air quality objectives and standards that are regularly updated by Metro Vancouver, the BC Government and the Government of Canada; and the amount of time that visual air quality is classified as "excellent" is increasing.

Working together on clima​te action

Metro Vancouver and local governments have bee​​n taking action on air quality for decades. Examples of air quality actions include: 

Local governments also take actions to reduce green​house gas emissions such as:

But we need to​ do more - and to increase the focus on greenho​​use gas emissions.

The plan is intended to provide deep reductions in regional GHG emissions and yield air quality health benefits estimated at up to​ $1.6 billion.

The Clean Air Plan was developed with input from stakeholders across the region. Implementation requires a coordinated effort among Metro Vanc​​ouver and other organizations. Progress is publically reported.​​​​​​​​​​

 Related links



Air Quality and Climate Change Basics, Air Quality and Climate Change BasicsAir Quality and Climate Change Basics
Caring for the Air Reports, Caring for the Air ReportsCaring for the Air Reports
Climate 2050, Climate 2050Climate 2050
Climate Action, Climate ActionClimate Action
Emission Inventories and Forecasts, Emission Inventories and ForecastsEmission Inventories and Forecasts


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