New reports: TransformTO Implementation Update, Indigenous Climate Action recommendations, and research into the benefits of climate action.


On this page, find Staff Reports, Briefing Notes, community engagement results, and research related to the TransformTO climate action strategy.

The first update on the implementation of the City’s TransformTO Climate Action Strategy including, long-term goal indicators, short-term action updates and the 2017 local greenhouse gas emission inventory is available: TransformTO: Climate Action for a Healthy, Equitable & Prosperous Toronto Implementation Update 2017 and 2018

The City is exploring collaborative approaches to involve Indigenous Traditional Knowledges (ITK) and Indigenous communities in designing and delivering urban climate action in Toronto. To initiate the development of the framework, the City partnered with Indigenous Climate Action (ICA) to design, host, and report on the outcomes of a workshop with Indigenous communities on urban climate action. This report summarizes the learnings from the workshop.

The Environment & Energy Division commissioned three reports to explore how best to quantify the health, economic, equity and resilience benefits of the actions we take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Toronto. This is an emerging field of research and these reports are a foundation upon which to build in partnership with stakeholders and academia:

From August 2015 to July 2016, TransformTO’s first phase of engagement encouraged residents to contribute their ideas to a shared vision of a low-carbon Toronto in 2050. A variety of engagement and outreach tools promoted participation from residents, community groups and stakeholders online and at events. More than 2,000 residents identified ideas and actions that will help build a healthy, equitable and prosperous Toronto as well as achieve our 80 per cent greenhouse gas emissions reduction target by 2050. All of the community feedback, community-submitted reports and other submissions were compiled and summarized in a Community Engagement Report.

Reports from community-hosted events:

The Engagement & Equity Report created through the USDN Building Diversity Fellowship offers valuable advice for TransformTO going forward on how best to engage marginalized and equity-seeking groups in developing climate action plans and designing and implementing climate solutions.

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