Tony Valente

Independent new candidate running for City of North Vancouver 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.

1. Champion active transportation options like cycling and walking and reinforce with land use decisions that support both modes 2. Proceed with construction of Harry Jerome Recreation Centre which will be more efficient and reduce 60-70% of emissions from this large facility 3. Provide support for public transit connections like dedicated bus lanes and electric bike share to reduce the carbon footprint of citizens

 

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.

1. Electric bike share in North Vancouver 2. All-Ages-Abilities Bikeways to encourage more people to use cycling for transportation 3. Carbon neutral Lonsdale Energy Corporation

 

You can reach Toni at tony@tonyvalente.ca


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