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New Members Appointed to BC Climate Solutions Council


BC’s Climate Solutions Council, which provides independent advice to government on climate agendas, actions and accountability, has been renewed with the appointment of six new members.

“Advice from the Climate Solutions Council was central to the development of the CleanBC plan and its rapid implementation. As a group, he then played a critical role in helping set priorities and actions for the CleanBC 2030 roadmap,” said George Heyman, Minister for Environment and Climate Change Strategy. “The council’s guidance on accelerating implementation and scaling up climate action under the roadmap is critical to success. The new council members are uniquely qualified to move the province into the next phase of climate action. Along with returning members, they represent the diversity and collective interests of British Columbians in taking strong and effective climate action, while building a modern, diverse and clean economy.

New council members include Lynda Price, Chief of the Ulkatcho First Nation; Patrick Michell, Chief of the Kanaka Bar Indian Band; Kathryn Harrison, UBC professor and former policy analyst for the US Congress and Environment Canada; Eden Luymes, master’s student at UBC with a focus on climate justice and global governance; Tamara Vrooman, President and CEO of the Vancouver Airport Authority; and George Benson, Managing Director, Climate Displacement Planning Initiative.

“The global challenge of tackling climate change has never been more pressing, and progress means having deeply committed people with proven expertise and experience around the table to determine the best way forward,” said Nancy Olewiler, co-chair of the Climate Solutions Council. “I am proud of the impact the council has achieved through the rapid implementation of the province’s climate plan and know that with these new appointments we will double the impact to accelerate the kind of change we have. all need to see. »

BC’s Climate Solutions Council provides independent advice to government on actions and policies to help reduce carbon pollution and contribute to sustainable economic development. The council includes members from First Nations, environmental organizations, industry, academia, youth, labor and local government.

The CleanBC Roadmap is the province’s plan to reduce carbon emissions across all sectors, creating good economic opportunity while adapting to the continued impacts of climate change. It includes clear sectoral emission reduction targets and pathways to achieve them. The process for achieving the plan’s objectives is set out in the annual Climate Change Accountability Report which, by law, is presented to the Legislative Assembly.

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To learn more about the 20 members of the Climate Solutions Council and for a full list of member biographies, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/climatesolutionscouncil

To learn more about CleanBC, visit: www.cleanbc.gov.bc.ca