Team Vancouver at COP21

December 5, 2015

The City of Vancouver’s Economic Commission hosted two sessions – the first was held in partnership with the City of Copenhagen in the red zone and featured green businesses in a kind of rapid fire storytelling session. The second session was hosted in the cities pavilion in the green zone. Here, the team presented data that demonstrates how the Vancouver’s Greenest City Action Plan sparked economic growth in recent years. Perhaps the most important evidence of Vancouver’s influence came last night when 1000 mayors released their agreement to address climate change.  As one of the first cities in the world to lay out its strategy to move to 100% renewable energy, Vancouver was instrumental in ensuring that the target of 100% renewable energy appeared in the mayors’ statement. 

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