City of Burnaby Endorses Treaty to Transition away from Fossil Fuels
Burnaby City Council voted unanimously to endorse the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, which is a global initiative to phase out fossil fuels and support a just transition.
As reported in the Vancouver Sun:
Burnaby has become the latest city to sign on to a global treaty that recognizes the climate emergency and the urgent need to transition away from fossil fuels. Burnaby is the fifth B.C. municipality to endorse the treaty, joining New Westminster, Vancouver, the District of North Vancouver and the District of West Vancouver.
“But to avoid the worst effects of climate change, it is clear that the global community must support a rapid and just transition away from fossil fuels. That’s why the City of Burnaby is proud to endorse the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty,” Mayor Mike Hurley said in a statement.
“Thank you to the Burnaby residents and local activists who continue to advocate for our leaders to take decisive action to transition away from harmful fossil fuels. We’re proud to be adding our voices to the international ground swell of support for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty,” said Coun. Joe Keithley who brought forward the motion.