Greenhouse Gases

The City of Victoria has committed to an 80 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions compared to 2007 levels and a shift to 100 per cent renewable energy by 2050. Hitting this target will require bold action to overcome institutional barriers and unlock opportunities for greater reductions.

As of 2021, community emissions have dropped by around 24 per cent since 2007. This rate of reduction needs to be much greater to put Victoria on track to meet its targets.

2022 Climate Leadership Plan Progress Report

To provide an update to City Council and residents of Victoria, progress reports are produced every two years. These reports show the steps taken to reach the targets defined in the City’s Climate Leadership Plan.

Climate Leadership Plan Progress Report 2022 [PDF/4.3MB]

Local Government Climate Action Program

The Local Government Climate Action Program (LGCAP) provides local governments and modern treaty nations with funding to support local climate actions that reduce emissions and prepare communities for the impacts of the changing climate.

The LGCAP also supports local climate action to help B.C. reach legislated climate targets and achieve the provincial climate goals outlined in the CleanBC Roadmap to 2030 and the Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy.

As part of the City’s commitment to the BC Climate Action Charter, annual reports are published on this page:

2022 LGCAP Survey Report [PDF/389KB]

2021 LGCAP Survey Report [PDF/797KB]

CDP Reporting 

CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, runs a global environmental disclosure system for municipalities and businesses that want to publicly disclose their GHG emissions. Since 2014, the City of Victoria has reported its community emissions to CDP to meet reporting obligations as required by signatories to the Global Covenant of Mayors.

In 2019, Victoria received an ‘A’ score for its actions taken to address climate change. A-list cities, as defined by CDP, are leading the low-carbon transition while safeguarding residents and ensuring that their communities remain prosperous places to live and work.

Read the City of Victoria’s 2019 CDP report on community emissions and its final score: