North America’s Greenest Cities Announce Partnership to Help Cleantech Companies

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Please join the Vancouver Economic Commission and San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer for a special announcement about a cleantech partnership between the two regions today at 13:00.

Both Vancouver and San Diego have earned a reputation as two of the world’s greenest cities, flanking the west coast innovation corridor.

San Diego was the first large U.S. city to develop a legally-binding climate action plan, with the goal of cutting its greenhouse gas emission in half by 2035. It is also home to the largest IOT smart cities deployment in the world.

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VANCOUVER – Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre, Western Canada’s first cleantech accelerator, and Cleantech San Diego, a leading U.S. cleantech organization, will announce a partnership exchange for cleantech companies, supported by their regional economic development counterparts.

This announcement is part of San Diego’s Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s trade mission to Vancouver, led by World Trade Center San Diego. The trade mission is exploring deal flow and partnership opportunities between North America’s greenest cities. In regards to cleantech leadership and smart cities, San Diego is number one in the U.S. in solar installations and supports more than 38k cleantech jobs.


Mayor Kevin Faulconer, City of San Diego
Consul General Lynne Platt, Consulate of Canada
Jason Anderson, President & CEO, Cleantech San Diego
Neil Huff, Managing Director, Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre
Ian McKay, CEO, Vancouver Economic Commission


Monday, 26 June, 13:00 – 13:20
Please note, a panel “Building the Green Economy and How Cities Foster Innovation” will happen following the announcement. Specific details are available upon request.


Blue Water Café
1095 Hamilton St,
Vancouver, BC


About World Trade Center San Diego

World Trade Center (WTC) San Diego operates as an affiliate of San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation. WTC San Diego works to further San Diego’s global competitiveness by building an export pipeline, attracting and retaining foreign investment, and increasing San Diego’s global identity abroad. Learn more: