Toronto Reports Significant Progress toward 2040 Goal of Net-Zero Emissions

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TORONTO – CLIMATE – Cities across Canada are taking steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and become more climate friendly.

Toronto is making significant progress towards achieving its goal of net-zero emissions by 2040. The TransformTO Net Zero Strategy outlines a comprehensive plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build resilience to climate change.

Here are some key highlights of the City’s recent achievements:

  • Toronto’s greenhouse gas emissions have decreased by 41% compared to 1990 levels.
  • The Toronto Green Standard is reducing emissions from new buildings by an estimated 15,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per year.
  • The Toronto Transit Commission is on track to achieve a zero-emissions bus fleet by 2037.

However, the report also acknowledges the urgency of the climate crisis. Toronto is experiencing a rise in extreme weather events, and these trends are expected to continue. To address this challenge, the City is developing a refreshed approach to climate resilience. This approach will involve integrating climate considerations into decision-making across all City services and assets.

Overall, Toronto’s climate change efforts demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility. The City’s leadership in this area is commendable, and its initiatives serve as a model for other municipalities around the world.

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