The CleanBC Roadmap to 2030 was released in Fall 2021 and builds on work already being done to accelerate climate action through the CleanBC strategy (released in 2018). The Roadmap explores new pathways to get the province on track to a net-zero economy: low-carbon energy, transportation, buildings, communities, industry, forest bioeconomy, agriculture, aquaculture and fisheries, and negative emissions technologies.
Indigenous and local governments have the capacity to
The Province will support the development of complete, compact communities. The Province is developing an integrated planning approach to better align transportation and land-use planning and in 2023, this will be complemented by the release of a Clean Transportation Action Plan. Additionally, B.C. will support development of natural asset infrastructure to advance local climate initiatives. Related initiatives such as the Circular Economy Strategy planned for release in 2022, Low Carbon Building Materials Strategy for 2023, Mass Timber Action Plan and new B.C. Forest Carbon Offset Protocol will further support B.C.’s decarbonization efforts.
Actions detailed in the Roadmap will provide opportunities for economic development in Indigenous communities. The Province will engage Indigenous communities to identify and enable these opportunities, collaborate on strategic clean energy policy and legislation, and explore and develop policy and programs to support Indigenous participation in the low-carbon transition. Lastly, B.C.’s Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy is planned for release in 2022 and builds on the substantial work already underway in B.C. to adapt to climate change, lower long-term costs of impacts and help keep communities safe, ensuring government programs and policies continue to achieve their goals as the climate changes.
The development and implementation of the Roadmap pathways and other climate-related strategies will provide many engagement, consultation, funding and economic opportunities for Indigenous and local governments across the province. In the months ahead, we will engage with Indigenous communities, governments and partners to work out the details and put them into practice. For more information, please review the CleanBC Roadmap to 2030.