Air quality continues to improve across Metro VancouverAir quality continues to improve across Metro Vancouver<div class="ExternalClassCA2FBDC2F2A94572BF534E745E925B73"><p>Residents and visitors across Metro Vancouver continue to enjoy good air quality, despite the increasing population, according to the region’s annual <a href="/services/air-quality/AirQualityPublications/CaringfortheAir2017.pdf" target="_blank">Caring for the Air 2017 report</a>.</p><p>The report provides updates and information on progress made in reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and air contaminants in the Metro Vancouver region. </p><p>Metro Vancouver’s policies and programs address air pollutants such as fine particles, sulphur dioxide and ground-level ozone, as well as greenhouse gases, and complement work by member jurisdictions and partner agencies.</p><p>This year’s Caring for the Air report focuses on ways to reduce transportation emissions and highlights such topics as the air quality impacts of traffic-related air pollutants, solutions for electric vehicle charging, opportunities associated with car sharing and tips for smart driving. </p><p>The report also explains initiatives aimed at improving energy efficiency in our homes, cleaning up emissions from marine vessels and how Metro Vancouver regulates air emissions, as well as summaries of air quality for 2016.</p><p>The Caring for the Air report has been prepared annually since 2012. The 2017 report and editions from previous years can be found on the Caring for the Air page on <a href="/services/air-quality/information-public/caring-for-the-air/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Metro Vancouver’s website</a>.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/CaringForTheAir2017.jpg2017-06-29T07:00:00ZGP0|#4559f831-3b17-4c2c-8f55-ad81859dc712;L0|#04559f831-3b17-4c2c-8f55-ad81859dc712|Issue 33;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass85E39FB1080E426188AB128E6B9895BA"><p>​Residents and visitors across Metro Vancouver continue to enjoy good air quality, despite the increasing population, according to the region's annual <a href="/services/air-quality/AirQualityPublications/CaringfortheAir2017.pdf" target="_blank">Caring for the Air 2017 report</a>. The report provides updates and information on progress made in reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and air contaminants in the Metro Vancouver region.</p></div>0