Local governments haven’t lost sight of the climate emergency.
Climate action is a shared commitment with member jurisdictions, the Province, Canada, and our residents. Metro Vancouver is committed to becoming a carbon neutral region by 2050 and is accelerating actions to adapt to climate change and reduce GHG emissions.
As stewards of one quarter of the region’s land base, including 13,000 hectares of regional park land and 65,000 hectares of sensitive protected areas, Metro Vancouver is well positioned to protect greenspaces and enhance the natural ecological services that can help buffer our region from climate chance impacts such as floods.
Metro Vancouver and health officials recognize that spending time in nature is an effective way to reduce stress and support physical and mental well-being, and our parks are more popular than ever.
Through the Regional Parks Land Acquisition Strategy, Metro Vancouver aims to grow the regional parks system into a connected network of resilient parks and greenways. Co-investment with other orders of government is a key priority to enhance climate change resiliency and protect sensitive ecosystems from development pressure.