The mayor of Vancouver wants a new climate change tax in the city’s 2022 budget.
If it is passed by the city council, Kennedy Stewart says the money raised from the tax will be used to pay for infrastructure upgrades needed due to climate change.
He estimates the tax rate could rise by more than $100 million over the next decade.
Vancouver’s climate plan has set a goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030.
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Stewart says the new fund will allow Vancouver to achieve its planned goals more quickly.
The council will hear the proposal at its meeting next week and is expected to make a decision on the budget on December 7.
Stewart said this year has shown the effects of climate change.
“In 2021, we will always be in a climate emergency, with out-of-control wildfires and high summer temperatures, and now devastating rains and floods,” he said. break in winter,” he said in a press release.
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