SFU City Conversations:
Vancouver’s Climate Emergency Will Change the Way You Live
In January, Vancouver became the second major Canadian city (Montreal was first) to declare the potential effects of future climate change “an emergency” for our city. The alternative: more forest fires and floods. Councillor Christine Boyle‘s resolution passed unanimously.
In response, city staff proposed ‘6 Big Moves’ to be implemented within the next six to 11 years.
How will that change the way you live? We’ll easily walk or bike to get most of our daily needs. We’ll use much more public transit, and most private vehicles will be electric. Buildings and water will be heated by solar, wind, and hydro power. New buildings will be 40% more energy efficient. And we’ll restore forests and coastal ecosystems that capture carbon.
To guide us through these changes, we welcome Councillor Christine Boyle; Atiya Jaffar, digital campaigner for 350.org; and New Westminster Councillor Nadine Nakagawa.
Then it’s your turn to make your observations, ask questions, and express your opinions. It’s a conversation! Feel free to bring your lunch.
Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch
350 West Georgia St., Vancouver
Alice MacKay Room
We respectfully acknowledge that this event takes place on the Unceded, Traditional, Ancestral Territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ, and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm First Nations.