Mayor Stewart applauds CleanBC Roadmap to 2030, will help Vancouver meet its own ambitious target
The following is a statement from Mayor Kennedy Stewart following the Government of B.C.’s CleanBC 2030 Roadmap:
“I applaud the Government of B.C.'s new CleanBC Roadmap to 2030. It's a science-based, equitable, and aggressive plan that works in partnership with the City of Vancouver's to help us meet our own ambitious climate targets.
“Every level of government has a role to play in helping lower carbon emissions and limiting temperature rise, but it's only through partnerships that we will get there. Vancouver's Climate Emergency Action Plan is a world leading pathway to net zero, but we can only achieve our targets through strong partnerships. At the same time, senior governments need cities like Vancouver to step up and help make their plans actionable.
“That's why I'm so excited to see the CleanBC Roadmap acknowledge this critical partnership in so many ways. From support for more active-transportation projects, to having one of the strongest mandates for zero-emission vehicles in North America, to capping emissions from gas utilities, local governments like the City of Vancouver have a strong role to play.
“The CleanBC Roadmap also aligns with Vancouver's work to create one of the greenest building codes in the world with zero emission and new space and water heating requirements.
“The Climate Emergency is our greatest challenge, but it is also our strongest catalyst in transforming for the better how we move, live, and work. The City of Vancouver is ready to help make the CleanBC Roadmap a reality.”