Lois E Jackson

Independent incumbent mayor running for the Delta City Council

 

Do you support raising {your municipality’s} community greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets to meet or beat the new province-wide standard of 40% by 2030, 60% by 2040 and 80% by 2050 (percentages refer to a reduction below 2007 levels)? [Note that some cities already match the 80% target but lack interim targets, which are crucial to meeting these goals!]

Yes

 

Will you submit a formal request to council to adopt these targets within one year of being elected?

Yes

 

Are you in favour of transparent, annual measuring and reporting of [your municipality’s] community-wide emissions?

Yes

 

Will you submit a formal request to council to ensure transparent, annual measuring and reporting of community-wide emissions, within one year of being elected?

Yes

 

Will you commit to taking a leadership role in ensuring that city council and staff work with community members, businesses, developers, and other stakeholders to achieve these community-wide targets in a meaningful way and within the specified time frame?  

Yes

 

Describe three steps you will take during your first year in office to uphold this commitment.

We began reducing our City footprint in 2003 when i was first elected, we have received many awards and accolades for our Environmental efforts including being a signatory to the Mexican Pact in the mid 2000s when I was chair of Metro Vancouver.

 

Force of Nature’s framework emphasizes “five key concepts” of urban climate solutions. What ideas or initiatives would you bring forth to promote, encourage or enforce the reduction of community-wide GHG emissions in each of the following categories: compact communities, multi-modal transportation, renewable energy, green jobs, and circular economy.

We have had an aggressive Environmental Department for many years, we will continue to promote, encourage and enforce reduction of GHG emissions, I only wish that Metro Vancouver would do the same with the Vancouver Landfill and its position on allowing the permitting of open composing of organics.

 

 

You can reach Lois at jacklo12@dccnet.com


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