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General News · 6th December 2023
Friends of Cortes - Max
As we near the beginning of a Cortes Zoning Bylaw review, we thought it time to release a report that FOCI has prepared on the Official Community Plan (OCP). It is attached, below.

The Friends of Cortes Island Society worked with UBC student Forrest Berman-Hatch to review the OCP. Many thanks Forrest!

The last revision was in 2013 and the world has changed since then. We held a climate and ecological lens to the OCP. Much of it will be relevant to our consideration of the zoning bylaw review.

This report understands climate change as the central threat of our time, and follows the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in pressing for urgent action on both climate mitigation (reducing pollution) and adaptation (surviving the effects of pollution) measures in order to have some chance of acting within the “brief and rapidly closing window to secure a liveable future”.

Give it a read, give it a think. Get in touch if you want to discuss. Everyone has a role to play in the extreme challenges of our time -- contact us if want to work together or need help finding a place.

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