Green Enterprise Zone

Focus: Mitigation
Sector(s): Carbon reduction / Low-carbon transition, Green economy / Green growth

The Vancouver Economic Commission and the City of Vancouver are working with business, the regional government, community organizations and academic institutions to transform a central industrial and employment area into a showcase of clean technologies and innovative business models; a test bed for green buildings and resilient smart infrastructure; a hub for sustainability-related industries; and an opportunity to attract new investment. Activities include upgrades to existing infrastructure, development of recycling and upcycling stations and installation of a new neighborhood energy utility. The aim is to make the area the greenest place to work in the world while attracting new investment.

Name of government: City of Vancouver
Country: Canada
Population: 603.502 (2011)
Area: 115 km2
Head of Government Mr. Gregor Robertson
Current term
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