The Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) is sharing lessons and ideas on building a Green Economy with leaders from around the world at the C40 Green Growth Network Workshop in Copenhagen this week.
Network events are designed to help cities, across more than 50 countries, find ways to share resources, such as technical and financial support, so that their climate actions are bolder, more impactful and implemented faster and more efficiently than if they were to go it alone.
The Network is part of the larger C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, which brings together more than 75 of the world’s greatest cities, representing 550+ million people and one quarter of the global economy, to work on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks, while increasing health, well-being and economic opportunities for city residents.
The VEC shared our data driven approach to growing the Green Economy with nearly 30 cities earlier this year as part of the C40 Cities group. The City of Vancouver, which joined the network in 2012, is considered an “Innovator” and leads the District Energy working group.
The VEC and the City are currently partnering on the Vancouver Climate Pledge, allow businesses to show their support for stronger climate action and the city’s green initiatives ahead of the UN Climate Conference (COP21). Businesses interested in showing their own support can join here.