Andrea Reimer / Councillor, City of Vancouver
Councillor Andrea Reimer has led Vancouver’s award-winning efforts to be the Greenest City in the world and the first major city in North America to commit to 100% renewable energy.
First elected to Council in 2008, Ms. Reimer was Vancouver’s first permanent Deputy Mayor, currently chairs the City’s Policy and Strategic Priorities Committee, and represents municipalities on Canada’s Green Municipal Fund Council, a $580 million green infrastructure investment fund.
Prior to being elected, Ms. Reimer ran Canada’s largest membership-based environment group. She has won a number of notable awards including the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal and the World Green Building Council Chairman’s Award.Greenest City 2020: Turning Lessons from Vancouver into Actions in your City / Andrea Reimer
- In 2009 Vancouver set a bold vision to be the greenest city in the world by 2020. Despite a challenging federal government policy environment, the city was able to leverage that vision into action and results through leadership, partnership, and a strategic plan that has engaged tens of thousands of residents.
- Since embarking on the Greenest City, Vancouver has also developed a number of long term plans including a globally significant climate adaptation strategy and a strategy to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050
- Explore the steps behind Vancouver’s approach and the opportunities for leadership, planning, action and partnerships in your sphere of influence