Vancouver City Councillor Pushes Vancouver to Declare Climate Emergency

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January 16th, 2019 (Vancouver/Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-waututh Territory) — The City of Vancouver joins cities around the globe like London, England and Los Angeles, California in declaring a Climate Emergency.

Councillor Christine Boyle with the political party OneCity Vancouver moved a resolution supported by a majority of Council for the City of Vancouver to declare a climate emergency, direct staff to take immediate action to ramp up ambition in the city’s climate action plans, and embed an equity framework to prioritize vulnerable communities within those plans.

Today, City Council recognized the need to dramatically strengthen our climate action plans, to match the urgency that scientists are reporting, and to ensure those closest to the impacts are being supported first. MORE

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