Mayor Gregor Robertson will attend the fifth biennial C-40 Mayors Summit this week, which convenes mayors from the world’s largest cities who are demonstrating leadership in addressing climate change.
“Vancouver’s leadership in addressing climate change is getting notice on the world stage, and the C-40 Mayors Summit is a unique opportunity to share our City’s successes while learning from others around the world,” said Mayor Robertson. “While national governments stall, cities are taking the lead in the fight against climate change. Our work together in Vancouver, from neighbourhood renewable energy to our smart, efficient building code is influencing other cities and making an important difference in the fight against climate change.”
Vancouver was accepted into the C-40 Cities Climate Leadership Group last year, and Mayor Robertson is the only Canadian representative attending. The Mayor will present on the Greenest City Action Plan and Vancouver’s leading efforts to reduce carbon pollution.