Creator: Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and the Greenest City Action Team.
Purpose: To make Vancouver the Greenest City in the world by 2020.
Vancouver Manifesto: Greenest City in the World 2020
Targets for 2020
Green Economy: Double the number of green jobs in the City over 2010 levels.
Climate Leadership: Reduce community-based greenhouse gas emissions by 33% from 2007 levels.
Green Buildings: Require all buildings constructed from 2020 onward to be carbon neutral in operations and to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in existing buildings by 20% over 2007 levels.
Green Transportation: Have over 50% of trips take place by walking, cycling and public transit. And, reduce motor vehicle kilometres traveled per resident by 20% from 2007 levels.
Zero Waste: Reduce solid waste going to the landfill or incinerator by 50% from 2008 levels.
Access to Nature: Ensure that every person lives within a 5-minute walk of a park, beach, greenway, or other natural space. And, plant 150,000 additional dares in the city between 2010 and 2020.
Lighter Footprint: Reduce Vancouver’s per capita ecological footprint by 33% over 2006 levels.
Clean Water: Meet the strongest of British Columbian, Canadian, and international drinking water quality standards and guidelines. And, reduce our per capita water consumption by 33% over 2006 levels.
Clean Air: Have the cleanest air of any major city in the world. And, meet the most stringent of British Columbian, Canadian and international air quality standards and guidelines.
Local Food: Increase city and neighbourhood food assets by a minimum of 50% over 2010 levels. That means increasing all residents’ access to food that is fresh and local, grown without harmful chemicals, and fairly produced and harvested.
Image from Vancouver Greenest City Website