The City’s TransformTO Net Zero Strategy – which outlines a pathway to achieve net zero emissions in Toronto – will be considered by the City’s Infrastructure and Environment Committee (IEC) on December 2, 2021. If you are interested in following the progress of the strategy or making a deputation to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee, the agenda item, staff report, Net Zero Strategy and supporting documentation are now available for review on the IEC webpage.
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. Toronto’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets are now as follows (based on 1990 levels):
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.
The City has conducted technical modelling and internal and external engagement on climate actions for the TransformTO Net Zero Strategy, which will be considered by the Infrastructure and Environment Committee in December 2021.
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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