“The City of Vancouver is providing real leadership with this significant change in policies,” NDP MP for Vancouver East, Jenny Kwan, told Canada’s National Observer in an emailed statement. She pointed to the heat dome that “shattered record temperatures and killed hundreds of people.”
Homes and other infrastructure in B.C. are generally not built to withstand such temperatures, and solutions like heat pumps and improved insulation help keep us cool and reduce planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions.
Two other Canadian cities emerged as leaders in sustainability earlier this month.