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
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
Ingrid Valou, Communications Specialist
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