The ex-Labour MP set out his vision for the city to delegates at a conference in the Royal Concert Hall, with the global low-carbon market expected to hit £4 trillion by 2016.
Under the Sustainable Glasgow initiative, the city aims to cut carbon emissions by 30% and become one of Europe's most sustainable cities within a decade.
Mr Livingstone said: "I believe Glasgow can learn some of the lessons from London. The Olympics have left a lasting legacy for London and Glasgow will get its own opportunity with the Commonwealth Games."
Picture: Colin Mearns.