Vancouver crowned Earth Hour Capital 2013 | WWF

Vancouver crowned Earth Hour Capital 2013

Posted on
23 May 2013
WWF’s Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC) recognised Vancouver, Canada, as Earth Hour 2013 Capital for its innovative actions on climate change and support for a 100 per cent renewable future.
Organised with ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability) and the Swedish Postcode Lottery, EHCC points out that cities account for over 70 per cent of global CO2 emissions but have unique potential to create climate smart and sustainable lifestyles for large numbers of people. The 66 participating cities from Canada, India, Italy, Norway, Sweden and the US presented climate commitments and actions and were judged by an expert jury and public support.
Vancouver’s low carbon development plans include new buildings to be carbon neutral by 2020, extensive public transport networks and green jobs.
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