In January 2019, Vancouver City Council unanimously approved a motion recognizing the climate emergency that we collectively face, and acknowledged that Vancouver needs to do more to reduce carbon pollution. The plan includes a variety of actions including ones relating to the motion picture industry.

On April 16, the city released its report on the climate emergency response, with recommendations on how to ramp up the City’s climate actions in line with efforts to limit global warming to 1.5°C. The report includes a set of six Big Moves and 53 Accelerated Actions that will help guide the City in its work to limit carbon emissions. The six “Big Moves” include:

  • Walkable city

  • Active transportation and transit

  • Zero emissions vehicles

  • Heat pumps

  • Embodied carbon

  • Negative emissions

And one action that will promote sustainable production practices in film and television is to “develop a power supply plan for film, for trucks and special events to help the transition off of diesel and propane generators,” which includes a power drop at the Larwill Park Parking Lot as a "quick-start action." As this lot is rented for a minimum of 100 days per year, making use of a power drop here could potentially reduce fuel consumption by 25,000 litres of diesel fuel per year!

These priority areas and actions will all help Vancouver in its goal of becoming the Greenest City in the world.