Adam MacGillivray

Proudly Surrey new candidate for Surrey 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!]



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



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



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?



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?



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

The three steps I would take within the first year in office would be to review all of Surrey’s existing commitments and progress in meeting them, ask city staff to research with myself what programs we can expand, and then look at what methods have worked around the world and how we can implement them in Surrey.


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.

I would like to expand the transit system in Surrey and by doing so look at moving the bus system to electric. I would like to see all industrial developments to include green spaces for employees as well as green roofs or walls. Finally I would look into what green energy systems can be applied within the city.


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