(British Columbia) CleanBC Roadmap 2030

Last updated: 8 March 2024

The CleanBC Roadmap is British Columbia's (B.C.) plan to expand and accelerate climate action to meet the province's 2030 greenhouse gas emission reduction target and create a pathway to reach the 2050 net-zero emissions target. The Roadmap builds on existing policies and lays out a series of actions across eight pathways: Low Carbon Energy; Transportation; Buildings; Communities; Industry (including Oil and Gas); Forest Bioeconomy; Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries; and Negative Emission Technologies. 
The following actions will be taken in the oil and gas sector:

  • The strengthening of methane policies that will reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 75% by 2030 and nearly eliminate all industrial methane emissions by 2035.
  • The introduction of a requirement that all new large industrial facilities must have a plan to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. 
  • The release of a new industrial climate program to ensure that the sectoral target of a 33-38% emissions reduction below 2007 levels in met.
  • The commitment to clean up 100% of current orphan wells in B.C. before 2030 through the industry-funded Orphan Site Reclamation Fund.
  • The integration of emissions goals into the oil and gas royalty system. 
  • The advancement of a provincial approach to carbon capture, utilisation and storage and negative emissions technologies. 

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