British Columbians are taking action on climate change.
CleanBC is here to help – by bringing people together to build a better future and protect what we value most.
Explore the Healthy Watershed Initiative for more examples of similar projects.
This is just one example of how B.C. is using natural solutions to take action on climate change. Learn about more solutions in the Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy – a key part of CleanBC.
Restoring coastal ecosystems
In the face of climate change, it’s more important than ever to protect natural ecosystems. We can take action to support healthier habitats for fish and wildlife and reduce the impacts of flooding. That’s exactly what people are doing in the Comox Valley with the Kus-kus-sum project.
Project Watershed is working with the K’òmoks First Nation and the City of Courtenay. They’re taking apart a former sawmill on the Courtenay river. With support from the Province, they’re replacing concrete and rebar with native plants and trees. Their goal is to recreate a riverside forest and saltmarsh estuary habitat.
The project will help protect at least nine fish species, including salmon, and hundreds of different types of birds and plants. All while supporting local jobs for people.
Investing in good, sustainable jobs
To build a clean future for B.C., we need good jobs for people in sustainable industries. This means creating innovative new products like mass timber.
Mass timber is compressed wood that is as strong as concrete and steel, but lighter weight. It’s renewable and uses less fossil fuels to produce, so it can reduce carbon pollution by up to 45%.
Mass timber creates new jobs for people in every corner of the province.
B.C. is leading the country in mass timber construction. We have more than 300 mass timber buildings completed or already underway. We’re working with B.C. manufacturers to build new schools, firehalls, airport expansions, and on-campus dining halls.
We want to keep our momentum going and meet our CleanBC goals. That’s why we’re increasing our investment in mass timber through our Mass Timber Demonstration projects.
The new Centre for Agritech Innovation will help academia, government and industry collaborate. Together, we can create diverse and resilient food supply chains.
Strengthening food security
Climate change is altering our planet and our ability to get the food British Columbians rely on. It’s more important than ever to grow and produce food here in B.C.
Regenerative agriculture is important to the future of growing food locally. It can also help combat the impacts of climate change. Take Lucent BioSciences, a Vancouver-based company with 17 employees. They’re developing sustainable and non-polluting micronutrient fertilizers that improve soil health.
We know companies like Lucent BioSciences in the Agritech industry will play a big role in the future of farming. That’s why we launched a new BC Centre for Agritech Innovation with our partners. The Centre will help companies develop new ways to strengthen B.C.’s food security. It also positions our province as a world leader in agricultural technology.
Providing rebates for cleaner energy choices
To address climate change, we need to move to cleaner forms of energy. This means shifting to clean, renewable electricity to power our vehicles and homes.
Through CleanBC, we’re helping make cleaner energy choices more affordable.
People and businesses are eligible for thousands of dollars in rebates through CleanBC.
You can get rebates for electric vehicles and chargers and energy-efficient upgrades to your home.
These are just a few of the ways CleanBC is making clean energy more affordable for you.
With CleanBC, we’re helping make a cleaner, better future a reality. That’s why all new passenger cars and trucks sold in B.C. will be electric by 2035, and all new buildings will emit no climate pollution at all by 2030.
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