CRD asked to declare climate emergency


The board of the Capital Regional District will be asked next week to declare a climate emergency and take a leadership role toward climate neutrality by 2030.

A letter from parks and environment committee members Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps, Saanich Coun. Ned Taylor and Sooke Mayor Maja Tait requests that the CRD board chairperson ask all local governments in the region to declare climate emergencies.

“This is an important step to expedite our action on climate change,” said Taylor. “This is the most pressing issue facing our world and with this motion, we have the opportunity to be leaders and take bold action.

“We would be the first in Canada to do it — that would be very special.”


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