Claire Preston

Independent new candidate running for Burnaby 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.

1. Bring in more green initiatives like bike sharing and expanding EV charging 2. Requiring all new buildings to be 0 emissions or negative emission starting 2019 3. Preserving undeveloped land to ensure we don't lose existing green spaces 4. Incentivize adoption of green tech like EVs, solar panels, and wind turbines at a city level


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 want to make communities more mixed so that people don't have to drive as much and I would like us to build vertical forests. I am open to hearing recommendations from experts and community groups on other ways to meet these goals so that O can help champion them


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