McMaster Centre for Climate Change hosts President and CEO of World Wildlife Fund
What does David Miller, the former Mayor of Toronto, want you to know about climate change?
Miller, now the President and CEO of World Wildlife Fund, was recently at McMaster Innovation Park to talk about how the programs and policies led by cities around the world show the path forward to mitigate the effects of Climate Change.
Over 200 people attended the talk where Miller highlighted that if climate change is addressed, better designed and more livable cities will be created.
“70 per cent of emissions can be traced back to urban environments,” said Miller. “The main sectors being electricity and heat production, transportation, and industries.”
During his talk, which was hosted by the McMaster Centre for Climate Change, Miller cited examples of how cities can work together to exchange knowledge and ideas about how to create healthier environments. He pointed out that two projects developed in Toronto – one involving green roofs, the other replacing incandescent lights with LED lights – were the inspiration for even larger projects that have since been adopted in Chicago and Los Angeles, respectively.
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