TransformTO Climate Action Strategy
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TransformTO is Toronto’s new and ambitious climate action strategy. TransformTO will reduce local greenhouse gas emissions, and improve our health, grow our economy, and improve social equity.
In July 2017 City Council unanimously approved a set of long-term, low-carbon goals, and strategies to reach them.
Toronto’s greenhouse gas reduction targets, based on 1990 levels:
- 30 per cent by 2020
- 65 per cent by 2030
- 80 per cent by 2050
Achieving these targets will require transformational changes in how we live, work, commute, and build.
With the support of community consultations and technical scenario modelling, TransformTO identified strategies that will reduce Toronto’s emissions and lead to a low-carbon city that is healthier, more prosperous and more equitable. More than 2,000 Torontonians were engaged in developing the plan.
Nearly 2,000 Torontonians participated in TransformTO events and online survey to share their visions for Toronto in 2050. What is our vision for Toronto in the year 2050? How will we reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent? These questions and more were the focus of the TransformTO Community Conversations and events.
Early in 2016, the City began a technical modelling exercise to assess how greenhouse gas emissions will change over time in key sectors – buildings, transportation, waste, energy sources, land use – given current federal, provincial and municipal policies and programs.
CityInSight is a data visualization tool for the City’s TransformTO Climate Action Strategy. You can use the tool to get a better understanding of the projected emissions for Toronto, and you can manipulate certain variables for your own analysis and research. Learn about TransformTO’s new tool to visualize projected emissions for Toronto.”