YVR is actively pursuing a greener, more resilient future. That’s why we accelerated our goal of becoming net zero by 2050 by 20 years. We are committed to having our operations become net zero by 2030 and now we’re ready to show you how we plan on getting there.
At YVR, the four decarbonization pathways that are required to achieve net zero emissions are:
- Green Fleets
We will right-size our vehicles to match operational requirements, electrification and renewable fuels for mobile equipment.
- Building Conservation and Electrification
Meeting YVR’s operational requirements more efficiently and using less energy for heating/cooling, cooking, lighting and other electrical loads. Switching from natural gas to electricity where possible.
- Renewable Fuels
YVR will invest 100% in green electricity and on-site solar, purchasing renewable natural gas for heating/cooking and purchasing renewable diesel for generators.
- Closing the Gap
Purchasing carbon offsets, removals and assessing business travel.
With these four pathways, our actions between now and 2030 will reduce both current and anticipated emissions.
We’ve been asked, why work to become zero ourselves? Simply put – it is our responsibility to get to zero and we cannot ask our airport partners to reduce their emissions if we are not leaders in this too.
For more details or to learn more about our roadmap to net zero, visit yvr.ca/environment.