Open to all local electeds in BC, conversation aims to spark dialogue about actions needed to boost community resilience in lead-up to 2022 election
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12/07/2021
BRITISH COLUMBIA: On December 8 from 9:30AM to 12PM PST, the Columbia Institute will host a virtual community conversation on the links between climate change, income security and community resilience.
The conversation, hosted in partnership with NewStories and the Green Resilience Project, is open to all local elected officials across British Columbia. It will aim to identify and document a wide range of perspectives on how community leaders can build resilience and encourage local action on all the aspects of the climate crisis.
“In the aftermath of a disappointing COP26 and in the midst of several provincial emergencies, we look forward to gathering with local electeds across BC to discuss the challenges, and most importantly, the actions needed to build stronger, healthier, more resilient communities,” said Isabella Johnson, who is coordinating the conversation. “We want to have a real dialogue about what’s working, where we’re stuck, and what help we need, especially as the next election cycle looms in Fall 2022.”
Climate change, unsteady incomes and structural racism and discrimination are some of the most urgent challenges facing communities across BC. In preparation for next year’s municipal elections, participants will explore how elected officials can work together to support climate and community action, and build community resilience, in a rapidly changing world.
To learn more about the conversation or register to attend, click here.
For all queries, please contact:
Isabella Johnson, Columbia Institute
Cecilia Stuart, the Green Resilience Project
The Green Resilience Project is managed and delivered by Energy Mix Productions, Basic Income Canada Network, Coalition Canada Basic Income – Revenu de base, Basic Income Canada Youth Network, national experts and local partners. Funding is generously provided by Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Climate Action and Awareness Fund.
The Columbia Institute is an independent public policy think tank based in British Columbia. Our mission is to foster and support leadership for inclusive, equitable and sustainable communities across Canada. We believe that communities who value social justice, the environment and strong local economies are healthier and happier places to live. Our projects and initiatives focus on civic governance, scholarships and research.