Mayor Robertson has been invited to Paris for the week of May 5th to address the French National Assembly regarding Vancouver’s work to become the world’s greenest city by 2020. The event is hosted by the president of France’s parliament, Claude Bartolone, and will also feature Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo.
Just last month, Vancouver City Council voted unanimously to support a shift towards deriving 100% of the city’s energy from renewable sources. With this commitment Vancouver is joining the ranks of other leading cities such as San Francisco, Sydney, Stockholm, and Copenhagen who have also adopted substantial renewable energy targets. Vancouver’s story has received attention around the world, with feature articles in The Guardian and Fast Company.