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Forum Global Learning 2017

May 17 - May 19



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Forum Global Learning, Renewable Cities

You are cordially invited to participate in Renewable Cities’ Global Learning Forum 2017, which is being convened by the Simon Fraser University Centre for Dialogue.

The three-day event takes place from May 17-19, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia and bring together leaders from local governments, the private sector, civil society, and the research community to discuss the transition to 100% renewable energy in cities.

The Forum will hold 32 sessions on the implementation of electricity, heating and cooling, and transport solutions in cities, within a highly interactive workshop format. It will also convene engaging plenary sessions and site visits around Vancouver.


For more information, see www.renewablecities.ca/forum2017 or read the draft program in digital and PDF formats.

Register before April 1 to take advantage of early bird savings. For specific groups without a conference budget, a scholarship program is available. Successful candidates will receive a registration fee waiver.

Renewable Cities

Renewable Cities is a global program of Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue in Vancouver, Canada. Our mission is to support cities through the transition to 100% renewable energy and increased energy efficiency. Using research-based dialogue, collaboration, and thought leadership we work towards urban energy solutions with cities, governments, the private sector, utilities, researchers, and civil society. Read about our activities.


Inventories of jurisdictions of cities with 100% renewable energy (RE) targets.


Here are some excellent examples of 100% RE (or similar) strategies and plans from a variety of international cities and municipalities. These strategies or plans cover one or more of the electricity, heating and cooling, or transportation sectors.

Municipality Plans or Strategies
Copenhagen, Denmark CPH 2025 Climate Plan
Frederikshavn, Denmark Master plan for Renewable Energy 2030
Malmö, Sweden Comprehensive Plan for Malmö: Summary in English
Oxford County, Canada Draft 100% Renewable Energy Plan
San Diego, USA Climate Action Plan
Stockholm, Sweden Roadmap for a fossil fuel-free Stockholm 2050
Sydney, Australia Renewable Energy Master Plan
Vancouver, Canada Renewable City Strategy


Renewable Cities has either written or contributed substantially to the following reports:

  • Setting 100% Renewable Energy Targets in Municipalities – Synthesis
    Author: Renewable Cities / February 2016
    Description: How are different municipalities approaching setting a 100% RE target? This synthesis pulls together various reports with an aim of supporting policy-makers. Contributors and comments are welcome for this evolving document.
  • COP21 Dialogue: 100% Renewable Energy in Cities
    Authors: Renewable Cities; ICLEI; World Future Council / March 2016
    Description: Our dialogue brought city leaders together from several continents to discuss the barriers and opportunities for adopting a 100% renewable energy target.
  • FEATURED REPORT: Kassel International Dialogue on 100% Renewable Energy
    deENet; Renewable Cities; World Future Council / March 2016
    Description: A multi-stakeholder dialogue that developed a set of criteria that governments can use to implement 100% renewable energy, from planning, to engagement, to integration between energy end use sectors.
  • Global Learning Forum 2015
    Renewable Cities / July 2015
    Description: This report documents the 32 workshops and numerous plenary sessions that we held during Global Learning Forum 2015 in Vancouver and covers a wide range of discussions on 100% RE electricity, heating and cooling, and transportation.
Registration category Rate
Regular (private sector) $800
Government, non-profit, university, and First Nations $600
Masters’ and PhD students & post-docs (no further discounts) $250


May 17
May 19
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