Greenest City and Climate Change
Today, Mayor Gregor Robertson attended the opening of TELUS Garden, the first LEED-Platinum office tower in Canada. The cutting-edge office tower is part of a $750 million development partnership between TELUS and Westbank, which also includes a new downtown residential building, numerous storefronts, and the new flagship restaurant from Glowbal Group.
Mayors pass joint resolution in support of binding emission targets and call for coordinated international climate change leadership
Mayors representing 21 of Canada’s big cities are calling for binding targets to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, adding to action and leadership from cities worldwide ahead of December’s COP21 UN Climate Conference in Paris.
The City of Vancouver’s ocean-dependent industries, which directly employ 4% of the city’s population, are a crucial economic driver to the City and its “Greenest City” reputation. A new study concludes that both of these could be negatively impacted by an oil spill as a result of a nearly seven-fold increase in tanker traffic, from 5 to 34 per month, resulting from Kinder Morgan Canada’s pipeline expansion proposal.