Toronto's bold new Climate Change, Clean Air and Sustainable Energy Action
Plan (PDF) will see the City of Toronto and its residents, businesses and communities take action to cut greenhouse gas emissions, clean the air and create a sustainable energy future.
The plan was crafted with substantial public and stakeholder input and is designed to achieve and exceed the Kyoto greenhouse gas reduction target.
In addition to actions to green the City's internal operations, the plan outlines a number of actions that will benefit residents, businesses and community groups including:
- a Live Green Toronto program to encourage Torontonians to adopt more environmentally friendly lifestyles and reduce energy use at home, work and on the road
- a framework to renew Toronto's concrete high-rise residential buildings
- a pilot program for residential solar hot water heating
- a "one-window" source of information on federal, provincial, municipal, private sector and community programs related to energy and the environment
- a plan to promote local food production and increase community gardens
- community energy planning
- a plan to double Toronto's tree canopy
- the development of a strategy to adapt to climate change
- a plan to shift taxis and limousines to low emission or hybrid technology.
The plan calls for initial funding of $42 million for energy conservation measures, $20 million for renewable energy projects and $22 million for retrofitting City facilities.
Climate Change Adaptation
In addition to taking concrete action to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change, Toronto is also preparing to adapt to the long-term changes in our weather patterns that are already underway as a result of climate change. Learn more about the actions the City is taking to prepare for climate change.
For more information,on the City's Climate Change, Clean Air and Sustainable Energy Action Plan (2007) please review the following reports (PDF):
- Highlights / Climate Change, Clean Air and Sustainable Energy Action Plan: Moving from Framework to Action, Phase 1,
- Staff Report / Climate Change, Clean Air and Sustainable Energy Action Plan: Moving from Framework to Action,
June 13, 2007
- Staff Background Report / Climate Change and Clean Air Action Plan Phase 1, June 2007
- Report on Civic Engagement: Climate Change and Clean Air,
- Supplement on Public Engagement Discussions: Priority Neighbourhood, June 20, 2007
- Toronto's Sustainable Energy Plan: Staff Background Report,
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