Tracking pollution from industry
Industry and B.C.’s total pollution
Industry, not including the use of oil and gas for energy, accounted for 39% of climate pollution in B.C. in 2020.
Breaking down industrial climate pollution
- Producing oil and gas in B.C. caused 50% of our industrial climate pollution
- Other industry caused 50% of B.C.’s industrial climate pollution
What this data does not include
Some off-road vehicles
Pollution caused by off-road vehicles like mining trucks and tractors is included in B.C.’s transportation pollution totals.
Pollution caused by using oil and gas to heat buildings is included in B.C.’s building pollution totals.
Fuel use on farms
Pollution caused by using oil and gas for energy on farms is included in B.C.’s agricultural pollution totals.
Reducing pollution from industry
B.C. has set a target of reducing industrial emissions by 38-43% below 2007 levels by 2030.
We’re requiring new large industrial facilities to have a plan to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
And we are also working to bring industrial methane emissions to near-zero by 2035.
Learn more about how B.C. sets climate pollution goals.