B.C. signs zero-emission vehicle pledge
If embraced worldwide, move could cut global emissions by 40 per cent.
The Canadian Press Posted: Dec 10, 2015 1:00 PM PT Last Updated: Dec 10, 2015 1:00 PM PT
British Columbia has joined a global team aiming to fill highways and city streets with zero-emission vehicles over the next 35 years.
Environment Minister Mary Polak signed an agreement in Paris at United Nations climate talks, making B.C. the 14th member of the International Zero-Emission Vehicle Alliance.
B.C. joins Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, the United Kingdom, along with California and seven other U.S. states in pledging to ensure all new vehicles are zero-emissions models by 2050, a move that could cut global vehicle emission rates by 40 per cent.
Quebec also signed the pledge.