Vancouver bike lanes. Credit: Paul Krueger, Flickr Creative Commons.
This week, REFBC shared comments and recommendations for the second round of consultation on the BC Government’s forthcoming Climate Leadership Plan (CLP). REFBC’s second-round submission includes a cover letter addressed to Minister of Environment, Mary Polak, as well as a package of ten recommendations for integrating transportation and land use planning.
Last week, the Sustainable Food Systems Working Group (SFSWG) and REFBC hosted the first in a series of three webinars exploring potential solutions to boost the production and consumption of local food in British Columbia.
How can we get more B.C. food on more B.C. plates?
Last year, that question brought together dozens of British Columbia agri-food sector leaders for a one-day forum, hosted by the Sustainable Food Systems Working Group (SFSWG). The “Finding Common Ground” forum aimed to build a shared understanding, explore common interests and find opportunities to move forward together on initiatives that foster local and sustainable food systems.
Image courtesy PictureBC.
A survey on attitudes toward sustainability and the built environment released today by the Real Estate Foundation of BC found that B.C. residents value green space and support sustainable development, but are sensitive to language and building height.
Vancouver at night. Photo: Tanner Vines.
Last weekend, ministers from 195 countries agreed to aggressively curb their greenhouse gas emissions in order to slow the effects of climate change. Delegates agreed to targets that will stop global warming at 2°C (with a preference for stopping at 1.5°C.)