Climate Action

Help shape the plan for a low-carbon, prosperous future.

We want to hear from you!

It’s 2050. Victoria is a prosperous, affordable, sustainable and smart city. We are a community that is powered by 100% renewable energy and have reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by 80%.

Learn about the draft goals, visions and actions and share your feedback on the City’s draft Climate Leadership Plan. There are five areas within the plan:

  • Buildings
  • Transportation and Mobility
  • Waste Management
  • Climate Adaptation
  • City Leadership & Municipal Operations

You can read the Climate Leadership Plan draft [PDF - 1.4 MB]. here.

Join us for an upcoming engagement event:


Community Workshop
Bring your ideas, challenges and help create solutions!  A light dinner will be provided.
The event will begin with a presentation from the City’s Climate Action Team on the draft Climate Leadership Plan, followed by facilitated discussions on four of the plan’s topic areas: Buildings, Transportation, Waste, and Adaptation
Date: Wednesday, April 25
Time: 5 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: The Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street
Please RSVP by Thursday, April 19.  Register here.

Business Workshop
Bring your ideas, challenges and help create solutions! A light breakfast will be provided.
Date: Wednesday, May 2
Time: 7:30- 9:00 a.m.
Location: The Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street
Please RSVP by Thursday, April 26.  Register here.

Community Events

CRD Resilient Regions Breakfast: Focus on City of Victoria’s Draft Climate Leadership Plan
Join us for light snacks and great conversation.
Date: Wednesday, April 11
Time: 8 – 9:30 a.m.
Location: Downtown Victoria
RSVP is required.  Once you register, you will receive the exact location.  Click here to register.    

Low-Waste Living
Learn about the low-waste movement and how to reduce waste in your everyday life.
Date: Wednesday, April 18
Time: 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Location: Antechamber, City Hall
Please register here.

You can also email your feedback about the Draft Climate Leadership Plan to

Please submit your feedback before May 8, 2018.  

Next steps:

Feedback will help inform an updated Climate Leadership Plan which will go forward to Council this June.

How you can take action today 

  • CRD Climate Action To-Go Kits - Learn about your household emissions and how simple changes can make a big impact 
  • BC Home Energy Coach – Find out how to improve the energy efficiency of your home and reduce its carbon footprint
  • Plug In BC – Discover the benefits of electric vehicles and stay up to date on the latest news

Provincial CARIP Reporting

As part of our commitment to the BC Climate Action Charter, we annually publish our Climate Action Rebate Incentive Program:

2016_CARIP_Survey_Report_CityOfVictoria_Final.pdf [PDF - 395 KB]