The City of Coquitlam has received numerous letters from the public requesting a formal declaration of Climate Emergency.
At the Regular Council meeting on December 16, 2019, Council unanimously endorsed the following motion:
“The City of Coquitlam Council acknowledges that the impacts of climate change are becoming more severe, that all levels of government around the world and their citizens must act with more urgency to lower GHG emissions, and therefore Coquitlam’s Environmental Sustainability Plan currently being developed, should include corporate and community reduction targets including exploring the actions required to achieve the IPCC targets.”
As the City moves forward with developing Coquitlam’s Environmental Sustainability Plan (ESP), staff will review the City’s existing GHG reduction targets and explore the actions required to achieve the IPCC targets. The ESP will include Climate Action as one of five key themes and our process to develop the ESP will take into consideration feedback from the public, which includes the points raised in the letters sent to Council.
To learn more about the City of Coquitlam’s climate action initiatives, please visit our website at coquitlam.ca/climateaction.