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North, West Vancouver councils latest in B.C. to declare climate emergencies

Ambleside Park in West Vancouver (Source: WestVancouver.ca)
Summary

Councillors in both districts voted unanimously Monday night to adopt motions recognizing a climate crisis

Across B.C., 20 cities, towns and regional districts have backed similar motions since the start of the year

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The districts of North Vancouver and West Vancouver are the latest British Columbia governments to declare climate emergencies.

Councillors in both districts voted unanimously Monday night to adopt motions recognizing a climate crisis and declaring an emergency exists.

Both councils also directed staff to develop policies to reduce greenhouse gasses and meet emission reduction targets.

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The non-profit group, Force of Nature Alliance, says six Metro Vancouver municipalities have adopted climate emergency motions since January.

It also says the Lower Mainland is poised to become Canada’s first zero-carbon metropolis.

Across B.C., 20 cities, towns and regional districts have backed similar motions since the start of the year.