On Wednesday, April 15, the City’s Parks and Environment Committee took some big steps that will help Toronto reduce greenhouse gas pollution and get ready for climate change.
Councillors adopted two reports that set out what City Hall will do to make sure we have a state of the art, funded plan for reducing greenhouse gas pollution and getting the city ready for the challenges climate change will bring.
The first step was adopting Transformation Toronto 2050, a strategy to mobilize Torontonians to figure out how to reduce our carbon pollution by 30% by 2020 (aiming for an 80% reduction by 2050). The second step was empowering the new Subcommittee on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation to engage Torontonians on the solutions we need to develop a low carbon city that is ready for climate change. The suggested actions are in response to the hundreds of comments they received at the March 2nd Subcommittee meeting.
From TEA’s perspective, these are exactly the actions we were hoping to see from City Hall to help achieve a key climate change action (a funded action plan) that is part of our Green Action Agenda. Over the coming months, TEA will keep you informed on how you can get involved.