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Centre for Ecocities

The world’s first Centre for Ecocities supports the evolution of ecocities worldwide. Led by Dr. Jennie Moore, a leader in the advancement of sustainable cities and lifestyles, it supports research and provide the tools, metrics, expert planning and policy advice, training and other services that cities and their partners need to become genuine ecocities.


Software tools to help cities and residents reduce their ecological and carbon footprints.

ecoCity Footprint Tool & Lighter Footprint App

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Encouraging Canadian cities to consider their consumption-based emissions

Cora Hallsworth delivered a presentation on Consumption-Based Emissions Inventories (CBEI) to the Climate Caucus on March 2, 2023. The Climate Caucus is network of 600+ current and former local elected leaders and over 1000 allies, leading the transformation needed for communities to thrive within planetary boundaries.

Their members were interested to learn about how a consumption-based approach to evaluating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions can help deepen action on climate change, and also bring equity into focus.

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The establishment of the Centre for Ecocities is made possible with funding from the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia (REFBC). REFBC is a philanthropic organization that works to support resilient, healthy communities and natural environments.

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