Climate Action

Climate Action Acceleration Town Halls

Contribute to Victoria's climate dialogue!

We know Victorians care as deeply about the climate crisis as we do at City Hall and that everyone wants to do what they can to help.

This is why the City of Victoria is hosting a series of town halls to gather input that will help us develop a “climate lens” for city policies. A climate lens means that we will look at all proposed policies and assess how they will help the city, residents and businesses reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create a healthier more liveable city.

To do this we need to make a rapid transition to highly efficient, renewably powered buildings, vehicles, industry and services. The town halls will focus on how we transition buildings and transportation away from fossil fuels. Council invites you to share your ideas, expertise and experience and to identify barriers, opportunities and solutions. We want to hear all points of view!

Your input will help the City understand and balance the various needs of many members of the community with the urgency of climate action.  Staff and Council will use this citizen and industry expertise to set new directions, policies and strategies to tackle the climate crisis and continue to bring our Climate Leadership Plan to life.

Learn more and how to register


Climate Leadership Plan

The Climate Leadership Plan [PDF - 4.7 MB] (CLP) is Victoria’s plan to reach an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050.

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.

2018_CARIP_SurveyReport_Final.pdf [PDF - 319 KB]

Previous CARIP Reports:

2017_CARIP_SurveyReport_Final.pdf [PDF - 255 KB]

2016_CARIP_Survey_Report_CityOfVictoria_Final.pdf [PDF - 395 KB]

2015_CARIP_Survey_Final.pdf [PDF - 303 KB]