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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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Carbon Budgeting & Science-based Targets

Ryan Mackie, Technical Lead at the Centre for Ecocities, delivered a presentation on carbon budgeting and science-based targets to the Climate Caucus on October 25, 2023.

Ryan shared how current greenhouse gas emissions targets and carbon budgeting stand up to the latest climate science, and the importance of a consumption-based approach. He also shared an assessment of our progress so far on the transition to net zero.

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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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