West Vancouver - Time to seal the deal

7 municipalities have officially adopted the IPCC climate targets, including the District of North Vancouver and the City of North Vancouver, committing to a carbon-free future. On September 27th, over 100,000 rallied in Vancouver with 700,000 people across Canada as part of the Global Climate Strike. The momentum for action to tackle the climate crisis is building…

On July 8th, Council chambers were packed as residents turned up to demand that Council include the IPCC targets in the declaration of climate emergency. Council responded to the passion of residents by beefing up their existing climate emergency declaration and directing staff to prepare a report to meet the IPCC Climate Targets: 45% reduction below 2010 levels by 2030, 65% by 2040 and 100% by 2050.

Staff were asked to report back on how West Vancouver could reach the IPCC climate targets within 90 days. As that window has expired, we are expecting the report will be presented at the next Council meeting on October 28th. That will be the moment of truth: will the District of West Vancouver commit to the IPCC climate targets?

It is crucial that West Vancouver continues to be a leader on climate and backs up the climate emergency declaration with decisive action to reduce emissions. We will be building momentum over the next few weeks by writing letters to Council and will be showing up in #Force to make sure West Vancouver seals the deal. Will you join us?