The B.C. government established the Climate Leadership Team in May 2015 to provide advice and recommendations for the development of the provincial Climate Leadership Plan.

The team brought together expertise from a diverse group of leaders from the business, academic and environmental communities, as well as First Nations and local governments.

On November 27, 2015, Government released the CLT’s Recommendations Report (PDF). It included 32 recommendations covering several areas such as:

  • Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets.
  • Fiscal policy, including expanding B.C.’s carbon tax provided that mechanisms are in place to help mitigate impacts on emission-intensive, trade-exposed sectors.
  • Industry policy, including emerging economic opportunities, environmental assessment, electricity, natural gas and liquid natural gas (LNG), forestry and agriculture.
  • Transportation, including low-carbon fuels and zero-emission vehicles.
  • Buildings, including various measures to reduce GHG emissions.
  • Communities, including reducing GHGs from waste and landfills, as well as adapting to climate change.
  • First Nations, including ensuring adequate access to climate solutions.
  • Offsets, including a review of the Province’s current offset policy.
  • Intergovernmental relations, including ideas to ensure alignment and parity with climate actions in different jurisdictions.
  • Periodic review, to ensure momentum and commitment to climate action is maintained.

The Climate Leadership Plan reflects recommendations made by the Climate Leadership Team and feedback received through two public engagements from stakeholders and citizens, as well as engagement with sector-specific groups.