Sustainability Dialogues

Help shape the future of the region by sharing your thoughts with other local experts on innovative solutions to challenging regional issues. A key component of Metro Vancouver’s outreach and stakeholder engagement, the Future of the Region Sustainability Dialogues has facilitated dynamic discussions on key regional issues over the years, from housing to transportation, livability to waste and social connectedness.

“Our dialogue sessions generate a wealth of information that will help us all — politicians, business, community advocates and citizens alike as we work towards a sustainable future for Metro Vancouver,” said Metro Vancouver Board Chair Greg Moore. “Expert panellists and highly–engaged participants have provided fresh and stimulating perspectives on regional issues and while Metro Vancouver may not be able to tackle all the challenges on its own, it can certainly serve as a catalyst in identifying actions and working, with partners, towards their implementation”.

Climate 2050 – Public Dialogues

Cities and regional governments are at the forefront of global action on climate change. Much of the infrastructure, as well as policies and initiatives that impact our neighbourhoods and daily lives, fall under local and regional responsibility.

Locally, Metro Vancouver and our member jurisdictions have been leaders in climate actions for almost 20 years. All municipalities are signatories to the BC Climate Action Charter for local governments, and are taking actions to ensure their communities are adapting to climate change and reducing emissions - but we need to do more.

The Metro Vancouver Board has committed to pursue a regional target of 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 2007 levels by 2050. In alignment with this target, Metro Vancouver is developing a Climate 2050 Strategic Plan with a vision to ensure our infrastructure, ecosystems, and communities are resilient to the impacts of climate change.

A first step is the release of the Climate 2050 Discussion Paper, which sets a framework for action and a transition to a low carbon future, increasing the health, well-being and prosperity of Metro Vancouver residents.

Join one of our public dialogues to learn about and share your views on Climate 2050. To get a jump-start on learning more about Climate 2050, visit our website.


12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (lunch served 11:30 a.m. - noon)


Wed June 13 - John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse, 7277 River Road, Richmond


  • Peter Russell, Senior Manager, Sustainability & District Energy, City of Richmond
  • Naomi Robert, Institute for Sustainable Food Systems, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Conor Reynolds, Program Manager, Air Quality and Climate Change, Metro Vancouver
Register for June 13

Thur June 14 - Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Ave, Surrey


  • Matt Osler, Senior Project Engineer, City of Surrey
  • Lina Azeez, Connected Waters Campaign Manager, Watershed Watch
  • Jason Emmert, Air Quality Planner, Metro Vancouver
Register for June 14






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