Our focus is to establish sustainable urban land use as a central climate action strategy with local and senior governments to deliver on GHG reduction targets, reduce vulnerability to climate impacts and solve related urgent problems.
We are bridging the chasm between climate action and affordability with solutions that cost effectively take advantage of immense under-utilized assets across our communities.
SFU’s Renewable Cities is working with the BC government to engage the 22 pilot municipalities and various other stakeholders to better understand and potentially find ways to remove any key mass timber barriers that might exist at the local level.
Renewable Cities and SFU’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue are supporting the development of a new low carbon innovation centre to accelerate urban climate solutions across Metro Vancouver through research, capacity building and innovative financial tools.
This collaborative research initiative will help build the capacity of B.C. local governments to generate renewable natural gas (RNG).
How can national, subnational and local governments enable the clean energy transition? Join our conference, held in parallel with the 2019 Clean Energy Ministerial.
This interdisciplinary online course helps to provide the knowledge and perspective needed to lead a municipal-level renewable energy transition. Co-delivered with Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Environment.
These annual international dialogue workshops bring city officials together to share knowledge and advance implementation of 100% RE.
This international research and dialogue partnership developed a practical toolkit for a sustainable transition to 100% RE.
Renewable Cities participates in United National Climate Conferences in collaboration with a range of partners.
Vancouver was the first city in North America to adopt a comprehensive 100% RE strategy. Renewable Cities both helped to initiate and supports this work.