Sustainability

Victoria's Sustainability Vision

Victoria, as a community and municipal corporation, is an urban sustainability leader inspiring innovation, pride and progress towards greater ecological integrity, livability, economic vitality, and community resiliency confronting the changes facing society and the planet today, and for generations to come.

The City of Victoria’s Sustainability Vision emerged from the Victoria Sustainability Framework [PDF - 159 KB] which was developed in partnership with the community and has set the tone for sustainability in our community.  It has informed the development of the Official Community Plan and the Strategic Plan, and continues to inform City operations, policies and initiatives, and plans.

Cli­mate Lead­er­ship Plan 2050

Guiding the way to a low-carbon, prosperous and healthy fu­ture.

The Climate Leadership Plan for Victoria is a se­ries of tar­gets, goals, strate­gies and ac­tions for each of us to work to­ward.

By 2050, together we can reduce total community GHG emissions by 80% below 2007 levels and create a 100% renewable energy city.

The city’s role is to lead and in­spire. The Cli­mate Lead­er­ship Plan sets goals for the City to transform its own fleet, build­ings, en­ergy use, con­sump­tion habits, waste man­age­ment and cor­po­rate prac­tices. We aim to make the city’s build­ings, fleets and pub­lic spa­ces into a mi­cro­cosm or model of what is pos­si­ble.

We’re launching the Climate Leadership Plan for community feedback. Read the plan here [PDF - 617 KB] and share your ideas on ways to sharpen our climate strategies or new things to consider.

This is just one way to get involved in the climate conversation. Starting in January and through early 2018, the City will be holding a series of events to reach out to groups across the community for focused input and discussion.

Together, we can develop a plan in which all Victorians can be proud.

Share your feedback on the plan by emailing engage@victoria.ca.

Current Programs and Rebates

Click here to learn more about how the City is taking action on climate change and how you can benefit from programs and incentives currently available to residents of Victoria.

100% Renewable Energy City by 2050

Click here to learn about the City's new carbon reduction goal of 80% by 2050 and to become a 100% renewable energy city by 2050. As an organization, the City is committed to both reducing energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to minimize the impacts of a changing climate, while also adapting our community to be more resilient to the impacts from climate change.