Vancouver can already claim the smallest carbon footprint of any major North American city, and we're a recognized leader in green building and sustainable planning. With an on-going commitment to mixed-use development, abundant green space, efficient public transit and sustainable building standards, Vancouver consistently ranks among the world's most liveable cities. In September 2018, the city was once again recognized for its dedication to sustainability with two new accolades:
Global Top 100 Sustainable Destinations 2018 (September 2018)
Vancouver is confirmed as an early-bird selection for the 2018 Global Top 100 Sustainable Destinations. The Top 100 aims to recognize tourism destinations that work to prioritize sustainable tourism. Tourism Vancouver is believed to be the first destination marketing organization in North America with a Sustainable Destination Specialist, who works to steward the industry in green tourism development.
Vancouver Awarded UCI Bike City Label (September 2018)
The Union Cycliste International (UCI) awarded Vancouver with the Bike City Label to recognize the city's strategies to grow and promote everyday cycling. Host of the UCI Gran Fondo World Series Qualifier 2019 and 2020 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships, Vancouver aims to encourage two-thirds of trips are made by walking, cycling, and shared-transport by 2040.
For more of Vancouver's awards and accolades, click here. Check out our green Vancouver story sheet for more information on Vancouver's dedication to sustainability.