Environment and Climate Change Strategy

New team to help British Columbia meet climate goals, grow economy

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Environment and Climate Change Strategy

New team to help British Columbia meet climate goals, grow economy

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Climate Change Strategy
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Ministry of Environment and
Climate Change Strategy
250 953 3834

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New Climate Solutions and Clean Growth Advisory Council

British Columbia’s Climate Solutions and Clean Growth Advisory Council will provide advice to government on actions and policies that can contribute to carbon pollution reductions and sustainable economic development. It includes members from First Nations, environmental organizations, industry, academic researchers, labour and local government.

The new Climate Solutions and Clean Growth Advisory Council includes:

Council Co-Chairs:

Merran Smith, executive director, Clean Energy Canada
Marcia Smith, senior vice-president of Sustainability and External Affairs, Teck Resources Limited

Council Members:

Taylor Bachrach, mayor, Town of Smithers
Dave Collyer, past president & chief executive officer, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
Matt Horne, climate policy manager, City of Vancouver
Lee Loftus, past president, BC and Yukon Territory Building and Construction Trades Council
Gavin McGarrigle, BC Area director, Unifor
Michelle Molnar, environmental economist, David Suzuki Foundation
Nancy Olewiler, professor, school of public policy, Simon Fraser University
Josie Osborne, mayor, District of Tofino
DJ Pohl, president, Fraser Valley Labour Council
Gordon Planes, Chief, T’Sou-ke Nation
Judith Sayers, adjunct professor, University of Victoria
Sybil Seitzinger, executive director, Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, University of Victoria
Aaron Sumexheltza, Chief, Lower Nicola Indian Band
Karen Tam Wu, acting director, Pembina Institute
Kathryn Teneese, Chair, Ktunaxa Nation Council
Jill Tipping, president and chief executive officer, BC Tech Association
Tesicca Truong, co-founder and co-director, CityHive
Susan Yurkovich, president and chief executive officer, Council of Forest Industries

British Columbia Government (ex-officio members):

Bobbi Plecas, deputy minister, Climate Change, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Susanna Laaksonen-Craig, assistant deputy minister, Climate Action Secretariat

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