On December 5, the B.C. government released CleanBC – our pathway to a more prosperous, balanced and sustainable future. B.C.’s membership in the Pacific Coast Collaborative was invaluable as we developed the plan, and we look forward to continuing to partner with west coast leaders as we all move towards a low carbon economy.
It builds on recent announcements, such as mandating 100% of new cars to be zero-emission vehicles by 2040; providing rebates for efficiency upgrades including insulation and heat pumps; signing a memorandum of understanding with business on a low-carbon economy; and intervening in court to support carbon pricing across Canada.
CleanBC highlights four pathways to a cleaner future. Each includes significant actions that help us to use energy more efficiently and prevent waste, while making sure the energy we do use is the cleanest possible.
It also sets out an effective blueprint to support building our economy – by leveraging our skilled workers and natural resource and technology sectors to reduce climate pollution and create economic opportunities across the province.
We invite you to read the CleanBC plan.
Gov. Jay Inslee, Washington State:
“At a time when we are being reminded daily of the immediate and growing threat posed by climate change, British Columbia is helping blaze a trail toward hope and opportunity. Premier Horgan’s vision builds on B.C.’s history of climate leadership and building momentum for action along the West Coast and beyond.”
Gov. Kate Brown, Oregon:
“Congratulations to Premier Horgan and British Columbia for taking bold new steps to tackle climate change and build the clean energy economy of the future. As recent scientific reports have indicated, we have no time to waste, and states and provinces must work together to lead the way as we challenge climate change.”
Gov. Jerry Brown, California:
“British Columbia’s plan to cut carbon pollution is smart, ambitious and achievable. This is the sort of action every province in Canada and every state in America must take to turn the tide.”