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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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Updates in Climate Science & International Policy

In the lead up to COP 27, the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, several reports were released to provide updates on the state of global climate action. COP 27 “seeks renewed solidarity between countries to deliver on the landmark Paris Agreement, for people and the plan.”

Results show that, to-date the level of actions have been well below what is needed to limit warming to 1.5 °C from a pre-industrial baseline. However, on the positive side, we are on track to stay below 3 °C of warming. This is a significant improvement on predictions from just a few years ago.

Canada’s poor performance on climate action has been highlighted at COP27 – the country ranked ‘very low’ at 58 out of 63 countries in the Climate Change Performance Index presented at COP27.

Cities, where the majority of people live, have and will continue to play in creating a world in which humanity lives equitably within the limits of our planet.

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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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