Advisory: Green Economy Report Launch

Logo for Advisory: Green Economy Report Launch

Report: one in 15 Vancouverites now work in the Green Economy as Vancouver’s nation-leading economy creates jobs, grows GDP while substantively cutting emissions

Mayor Gregor Robertson and the Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) are pleased to present the State of Vancouver Green Economy 2018 report – the result of the first and only consistent green jobs tracking research performed in the Americas. Amid a heated national debate on fossil fuels, pipelines and tankers, the VEC’s report shows a 35 per cent increase in green jobs and highlights over 200 leading businesses and institutions in the arena of sustainable innovation. The report offers a comprehensive, data-driven snapshot of the thriving low-carbon industry that has contributed to the city’s nation-leading growth while reducing carbon emissions by 11 per cent since 2007.

Media are invited to speak with industry experts and representatives from leading companies providing transformative clean technology solutions. There will be some opportunity to film B-roll and photograph the speakers against a backdrop of Terramera’s rooftop greenhouse facility.


What:              Green Economy Report Launch

Where:            Terramera Rooftop Greenhouse Facility

                        Top Level of 535 Richards Street (in the EasyPark)*

Media Registration Desk on Level 8

                        Vancouver, B.C.

When:              Thursday, June 7, 2018

                        9:40am – Media Begin to Arrive for Registration & Set Up

                        10:00am – Event Begins

                        10:30am – Opportunities for questions from the media

Who:                Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson

                        Bryan Buggey, Acting CEO, VEC

                        Juvarya Veltkamp, Manager, Green Economy Initiatives, VEC

                        Karn Manhas, Founder & CEO, Terramera

                        Anna Stukas, P.Eng, Business Development, Carbon Engineering Ltd.

* Upon arriving at the parkade entrance on Richards, you will be advised to drive directly to level eight. To those arriving on foot or by alternative transport methods, please note that the elevator is out of order; if you do not feel up to taking the six flights of stairs, you may take advantage of an EV shuttle to the top of the parkade


Media Contact

Ingrid Valou, Communications Specialist  / 604.868.1990