The City’s TransformTO Net Zero Strategy which outlines a pathway to achieve net zero emissions in Toronto – will be considered by Toronto City Council at the December 15/16 session. Learn more below.

About The TransformTO Net Zero Strategy

On December 15, Toronto City Council will consider the TransformTO Net Zero Strategy, which sets a course for the city to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 2040. Developed in response to the Toronto City Council’s 2019 Climate Emergency Declaration, the Strategy was adopted with amendments by the Infrastructure and Environment Committee (IEC) on December 2.

The Strategy includes accelerated climate actions that will put Toronto on a path to reach net zero by 2040, building on the City’s initial TransformTO climate strategy, updated technical modelling, international best practices, and the results of public consultations held between 2018 and 2021. The Strategy includes actions to reduce community-wide emissions in key areas such as buildings, energy, transportation, sustainable consumption and waste, natural systems and equitable decision making.

For more information, please refer to the updated agenda itemstaff reportNet Zero Strategy, Net Zero Framework Technical Report, and supporting documentation on the IEC webpage.

Toronto’s greenhouse gas technical modelling results dashboard can be viewed on the Sustainability Solutions Group website; please enter this URL in your browser:

About TransformTO

TransformTO is Toronto’s ambitious climate action strategy. Unanimously approved by City Council in July 2017, it includes a set of long-term, low-carbon goals and strategies to reduce local greenhouse gas emissions and improve our health, grow our economy, and improve social equity.

On October 2, 2019, City Council voted unanimously to declare a climate emergency and accelerate efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change, adopting a stronger emissions reduction target of net zero by 2050 or sooner. In response, the City has developed the TransformTO Net Zero Strategy, which outlines a pathway to achieve net zero emissions community-wide by 2040.

GHG emissions in Toronto were 38 per cent lower in 2019 than in 1990, which means that Toronto is on track to meet its 2020 GHG reduction target of 30 percent. Learn more about Toronto’s 2019 greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory.

Achieving the targets set out in TransformTO will require transformational changes in how we live, work, build and commute. Learn about how we can #TransformTO Together.

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