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Gregor Robertson

Ambassador for the Global Covenant of Mayors and former Mayor of Vancouver
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Gregor is a leader and entrepreneur in politics and business who’s committed to building a healthy, biodiverse world with vibrant, green, inclusive cities. He is Global Ambassador of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM), helping over 11,000 cities tackle climate and energy challenges. Gregor served three terms as Mayor of Vancouver from 2008-2018.

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Gregor is a leader and entrepreneur in politics and business who’s committed to building a healthy, biodiverse world with vibrant, green, inclusive cities. He is Global Ambassador of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM), helping over 11,000 cities tackle climate and energy challenges. Gregor served three terms as Mayor of Vancouver from 2008-2018.

During his tenure Vancouver’s economy led the country and the city achieved record-setting years for building housing, childcare and job space, growing public transit ridership and investment, and achieving the lowest carbon emissions in North America. He chaired Canada’s Big City Mayors’ Caucus, the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation, and was Host Mayor of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

Prior to his decade as Mayor, Gregor was elected to the British Columbia Parliament from 2005 to 2008, and he was an organic farmer and entrepreneur, co-founding and leading Happy Planet Foods, Canada’s leading fresh juice, smoothie and soup brand.

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