In July of 2013, the city of Vancouver passed a ban on coal shipping and storage within city limits, preventing coal export and handling facilities to take root in the port city. More recently, the city has taken aim at reducing carbon emissions from buildings by requiring some zero emission appliances and for new construction to be zero emission by 2030. Additionally, in October of 2020, they became the first city to officially endorse the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty. In May 2022, Vancouver became the first city in Canada to set limits on carbon pollution from existing commercial buildings, paving the way to an all-electric future.
In 2022, Vancouver became the first city in Canada to set limits on carbon pollution from existing buildings, building on its leading low carbon new construction policies. Since 2013, Vancouver has also had a ban on coal shipping and storage within city limits