It is exciting to see so many large and small Canadian municipalities joining others around the world to declare climate emergencies. Of the 594 declarations reported, 398 come from Canada. This includes 366 in Quebec including Quebec City and Montreal, plus Halifax, Vancouver, Greater Sudbury, Ottawa, Kingston, Hamilton, West Nipissing, Richmond, New Westminister, Victoria, The Islands Trust Area, London, Nanaimo, Burlington, Halton Hills, St. Catharines, Capital Regional District, Central Kootenay, Edmundston, Islands Trust, Mahone Bay Town, Moncton, Powell River, Sooke District, Old Crow and Wolfville. Others have recognized a “climate crisis”. Vancouver is leading the way in showing how a climate emergency declaration can be turned into meaningful municipal action, in terms of what municipalities directly control, in terms of their collaboration with others, and in terms of the importance of their leadership by example.
Many details available at https://climateemergencydeclaration.org/climate-emergency-declarations-cover-15-million-citizens/