The mandate for the Environmental Task Force was transferred to the Sustainability Roundtable and then to the Roundtable on the Environment. The following material is provided for archival purposes.
The Environmental Task Force (ETF) was created by City Council in March, 1998 to set the agenda for protecting and enhancing the natural environment. The fundamental objective of their work was to prepare a comprehensive Environmental Plan for the City.
At its meeting on April 11, 12 and 13, 2000, City Council adopted, in principle, the ETF's Environmental Plan - "Clean, Green and Healthy: A Plan for an Environmentally Sustainable Toronto".
Clean, Green and Healthy: A Plan for an Environmentally Sustainable Toronto (the Environment Plan), was endorsed by City Council in April, 2000.
The Environmental Plan is a comprehensive vision and policy document that identifies the City's most significant environmental issues and contains recommendations about goals, targets, policies, strategies, structures and processes that, if implemented, could help the City become a world leader in environmental sustainability. The Plan is designed to improve the health of the environment and at the same time support economic growth and the social well being of the City. Nine major areas of environmental and organizational significance are addressed in the Plan: land; water; air; sustainable transportation; sustainable energy use; green economic development; education and awareness; governance; and measuring and reporting progress.
The Toronto Interdepartmental Environment Team (TIE), a staff committee providing a corporate and co-ordinated approach to environmental issues and initiatives, prepared the Status Report: Implementation of the Environmental Plan Initiatives, August 2003 that provides the first comprehensive analysis of the various initiatives resulting from the Environmental Plan.
In 2004, TIE prepared the Status Report: Implementation of the Environmental Plan Recommendations, September 2004, which continues with the analysis of the various initiatives resulting from the Environmental Plan.
The links below provide an historical perspective on the process taken by the ETF to prepare the plan.
May 1999 (pdf)
January 1999 (pdf)
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