Joyce Murray

Your member of parliament for


Vancouver Quadra

Joyce Murray

Your member of parliament for


Vancouver Quadra

Menu

MP Joyce Murray speaks on the Renewable Cities Program Forum in Vancouver

Ms. Joyce Murray (Vancouver Quadra, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, the Renewable cities program aims to accelerate the adoption of 100% renewable energy within cities globally and recognizes the world needs an integrated approach to energy efficiency and urban design.

The five-year program has been co-designed with leaders in local government, the private sector, key innovators, thought leaders, and the utilities sector.

With reductions in consumption and energy system transformation, renewable cities can become a reality.

As a first step, a global learning forum is being held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver, today through Saturday.

I am so proud of Vancouver’s goal and plan to become the greenest city in the world by 2020, earning it the role of hosting this forum.

A diverse range of visionary leaders have gathered, including a German delegation from World Future Council, from whom I had the pleasure of being briefed this week, in Ottawa. The delegates will share ideas, best practices, and encouragement, joining an important global movement for change.

I wish them every success.