Toronto Subcommittee on Climate Change Mitigation & Adaptation: Your Input at Meeting Mar.2, 2015

This is an update to the previous blog, Climate Change Strategy Discussion Paper for Ontario, Canada: Consultations in Feb. & March + Submit Your Comments by March 29, 2015.

This video presents Al Gore speech on climate change & environment in Toronto, Ontario.

  • Al Gore speech at the Mars Discovery District in Toronto, Ontario.

Due to the problem of Climate Change, the City of Toronto has established a goal of greenhouse gas emission reductions of 80% by 2050.

  • Toronto’s reduction targets for greenhouse gas emissions, from the 1990 levels of approximately 22 million tonnes per year city-wide, are:
    • 6 percent by 2012 (1,320,000 tonnes per year),
    • 30 percent by 2020 (6,600,000 tonnes per year),
    • 80 percent by 2050 (17,600,000 tonnes per year.

The First Meeting

March 2, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Toronto City Hall, Council Chambers
100 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Contact Carol Kaustinen at pec@toronto.ca, 416-338-5089

  • The first meeting will set a Terms of Reference for the Committee.
  • You can help them by either submitting written comments or delivering a deputation in person at the meeting.
  • For more details on how to participate, please contact Carol Kaustinen at pec@toronto.ca, 416-338-5089 or visit the City’s Clerk’s website.

To assist you in preparing your submission, Toronto asks you to consider the following questions:

  1. The Subcommittee will make recommendations to the Parks & Environment Committee based on research and community engagement. By the end of the Subcommittee’s term – December 31, 2016 – what do you feel the Subcommittee should have accomplished and/or created?
  2. How would you or your group like to be involved and engaged in the Subcommittee’s work?

Please click here for more info about Toronto’s action on climate change and the city’s related reports.

PRESS RELEASE

12-Feb-2015

Toronto residents invited to the first meeting of the City’s climate change subcommittee

Residents are invited to attend the first meeting of the City of Toronto Parks and Environment Committee’s Subcommittee on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation on March 2.

Recognizing the importance of climate change, the City established the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050.

The subcommittee will make recommendations to the Parks & Environment Committee to help achieve that goal based on research and community engagement. Read more of Toronto Subcommittee on Climate Change Mitigation & Adaptation: Your Input at Meeting Mar.2, 2015