Vancouver named top climate change fighter

Posted by Rumin Mann
March 28th, 2011

Vancouver tops the chart of Canadian cities leading the fight against climate change, says the World Wildlife Fund.

The city ranks the highest on the organization’s list released Monday, based on indicators such as cutting greenhouse gas emissions, using renewable energy, and encouraging green building and transportation.

Toronto came in second and Montreal was third, while Victoria, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Hamilton, Halifax, Mississauga and Yellowknife rounded out the Top 10 list on the climate-change scale.

Josh Laughren, the group’s director of climate and energy, said Monday that Vancouver planners have made an effort to integrate climate change and sustainability across all functions of the city.

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