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Municipal Sustainability - Call to Action to Address the Climate and Energy Challenges Facing Cities


Mayor Iveson will highlight Edmonton's environmental sustainability achievements of the past and present, explaining how they have prepared us for even greater challenges that lie ahead involving climate change and energy.  As well, he will explain why Edmonton needs to strive for greater energy efficiency and uptake of renewable energy, and the next steps in this transition. 


SMALL-Mayor Don IvesonMayor, 
City of Edmonton

Don Iveson was elected Edmonton’s 35th mayor in the fall of 2013. As Mayor, he chairs City Council’s Executive and Audit Committees, and sits on the boards of Edmonton Economic Development and the Capital Region Board.

Mayor Iveson envisions Edmonton as a globally competitive city — supporting and nurturing an entrepreneurial culture, as a city-building pioneer — creating attractive options in housing and transportation for residents, and as a municipal government leader — innovating and showing value in public service through effective decision-making with a long-term view to the environment and a healthy, inclusive city.

First elected to City Council in 2007, Iveson served two terms as Councillor for southwest Edmonton. As Councillor, he chaired City Council’s Transportation & Infrastructure, and Utility Committees, and the Capital Region Board’s Regional Transit Committee.

After graduating from the University of Alberta, Iveson headed Canadian University Press in Toronto and then worked in media and government relations before entering political office.

Mayor Iveson is married to Sarah Chan and, together, they have two young children.



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Located in the heart of downtown Edmonton, the Shaw Conference Centre overlooks the beautiful North Saskatchewan River Valley, the largest stretch of urban parkland in North America. Shaw is the premier Edmonton conference venue, with a location that provides access to over 2,000 downtown hotel rooms plus shopping, entertainment, dining and transportation.

The Shaw Conference Centre hosts approximately 650 Edmonton events each year, attracting over half a million visitors.

The Shaw Conference Centre is a partner in FRESH, an innovative program that supports conference and meeting planners in creating unique Edmonton experiences that are environmentally, socially and economically responsible.

For more information on the Shaw Conference Centre, please click here.



Lowering the world’s greenhouse gas emissions is not an easy task, but with the right minds in the right place, it can be done.

Held in Edmonton, Alta., the Zero 2014 Conference will address the goal of lowering our carbon impact by bringing together policy and clean-technology leaders from around the world. This three day conference will also feature presentations from the Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation Grand Challenge Round 1 Finalists.

CCEMC: A Global Responsibility


Join us today by viewing our livestream at 1:30pm.


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