To put British Columbia on a path to a cleaner, better future, Budget 2019 invests $902 million over three years for CleanBC programming - making B.C. the leader in Canada in tackling climate change and protecting our clean air, land and water. The CleanBC programs in Budget 2019 will help B.C. achieve its target to lower our carbon pollution by 18.9 megatonnes by 2030 with $354 million in operating funding, $299 million for programs in development, and $26 million in capital investments to help people and businesses reduce pollution. Additionally, Budget 2019 invests a further $223 million over three years to increase the climate action tax credit in 2019, 2020 and 2021. Effective July 1, 2019, the maximum annual climate action tax credit is increased by 14% for adults and children, meaning low and middle-income families of four will receive up to $400 this year. As a result of the annual increases, the climate action tax credit amounts on July 1, 2021 will be almost 70% higher than on July 1, 2017. The B.C. government undertook consultations with the Green Party Caucus on Budget 2019, as committed to in the Confidence and Supply Agreement. The government is particularly appreciative of the Green Party Caucus' partnership in the development of CleanBC and the program reflects many months of collaborative work.

CleanBC Programs

The CleanBC plan is a pathway to achieve the Province's legislated climate targets of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40% by the year 2030, based on 2007 levels. Budget 2019 funds dozens of initiatives as part of government's CleanBC plan to tackle climate pollution, including: A detailed list of Budget 2019 funding for programs to meet GHG targets follows.

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