Climate Emergency Declarations

Here are some of the milestones...


This year saw the beginning of Climate Emergency Declarations throughout Metro Vancouver starting with the region's largest city (Vancouver) and ending with the region's second largest city (Surrey). By the end of the year, twelve of the twenty one municipalities in Metro Vancouver had declared a climate emergency. While this accounts for just over half the municipalities in the region, the declarations covers over two million people which accounts for almost 80% of the region's population.


This year started with White Rock council also declaring a climate emergency. Many municipalities saw reports come back from the initial Climate Emergency Declarations recommending specific actions or plans to reach the IPCC recommended emissions targets. This year also saw the COVID 19 pandemic seriously disrupting municipal politics and saw Force of Nature members innovating new ways to stay involved.


January 14th, 2021. Langley City declares a climate emergency