Greenhouse Gases

The City of Victoria has committed to an 80 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to 2007 levels and a shift to 100 per cent renewable energy by 2050. As of 2021, emissions have dropped by 24 per cent from 2007. Reaching this target will require bold action to accelerate emissions reductions.

Climate Leadership Plan Progress Reports

Progress reports are produced every two years to update Council and the public on the City's progress towards the targets outlined in the City’s Climate Leadership Plan.

View the first two progress reports:

Climate Leadership Plan Progress Report 2022

Climate Leadership Plan Progress Report 2020

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 action. This funding supports British Columbia in reaching its legislated climate targets and achieving the provincial climate goals outlined in the CleanBC Roadmap to 2030 and the Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy.

View the annual LGCAP reports:

2022 LGCAP Survey Report

2021 LGCAP Survey Report

CDP Reporting 

CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, manages a global system in which cities and businesses can share information about their greenhouse gas emissions. The City of Victoria has been a participant since 2014, reporting its emissions to CDP as required by the Global Covenant of Mayors.

In 2019, Victoria received an ‘A’ grade for its efforts in fighting climate change. A-list cities like Victoria are leading the way in reducing carbon emissions while ensuring their communities remain prosperous places to live and work.