Climate Action

The impacts of climate change are being felt around the world and Victoria is no exception. The City of Victoria has taken action on climate change to ensure that we protect the vitality of our community. The City of Victoria declared a climate emergency in March 2019, uniting with cities across Canada that have joined the international movement to address the climate crisis, promising to accelerate climate action efforts to achieve net zero carbon emissions. The City of Victoria has already taken important steps to meet our emissions reduction targets, improve organic waste management, and build a resilient community through the implementation of the Climate Leadership Plan.

Climate Leadership Plan

The City of Victoria Climate Leadership Plan (CLP) is Victoria’s plan to reach an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. 

In November of 2020, the City released its first Progress Report [PDF - 20 MB] to illustrate how far we have come with respect to the goals, targets, and actions outlined in the Climate Leadership Plan and what our current priorities are.

Learn about the goals and targets behind the CLP’s five sectors – Buildings, Mobility, Waste, Municipal Operations and Adapting Early – and the important role that all Victorians must play as we work together towards a prosperous, low carbon future.







How you can get started today:

Explore the links below to learn about home and business rebates, electric vehicles, and tools to improve the energy efficiency of your home.


          CleanBC Better Buildings            



  Plug-In BC (ElectricVehicles)


CRD Climate Action Kits


Provincial CARIP Reporting

The Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) is a grant offered to local governments that have signed the BC Climate Action Charter. The grant, equal to the amount the City pays annually in Carbon Tax, helps fund City initiatives to lower greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to a changing climate. As part of our commitment to the BC Climate Action Charter, we annually publish our CARIP reports. These reports describe our corporate GHG emissions and climate actions, both underway and planned.

2019 CARIP Survey Report [PDF - 31 KB]

Previous CARIP Reports:

2018_CARIP_Survey Report [PDF - 319 KB]

2017 CARIP Survey Report [PDF - 255 KB]

2016_CARIP_Survey_Report [PDF - 394 KB]

2015 CARIP Survey [PDF - 303 KB]