Vancouver’s Climate Emergency Will Change the Way You Live | City Conversations

Cities, Series City Conversations, 2019, Climate + Environment

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 BoyleAtiya Jaffar, digital campaigner for;  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.

This edition of City Conversations is a presentation of SFU Public Square, sponsored by SFU Vancouver and SFU's City Program.

Thu, 16 May 2019

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. (PT)

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.


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