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Despite setbacks in the U.S., global green investments soar in 2017

By |February 1st, 2018|

While the U.S. federal government stepped back on climate change leadership, the rest of the world held steadfast on the shift towards a low-carbon economy. Clean technologies such as electric vehicles and renewable energy are competing well, outperforming most other sectors. Nothing trumps good economics - and the future looks bright for green investments.

Picture2050: Today’s photos can show us our future city

By |January 5th, 2018|

To create something, you must first be able to picture it. Such visions often sprout from a seed that already exists; something you would like to see grow and expand to reach its potential. This is very much the idea behind the current #Picture2050 photo contest that's inspired by the TransformTO climate plan for Toronto.

From Germany to Canada: There’s no way around the transport transformation

By |December 4th, 2017|

The auto industry faces the largest transformation of its history as the future of the internal combustion engine, private ownership of cars, and even driving itself as an expression of individuality are all in question. Car makers in Germany and Canada need to face these simultaneous challenges or risk losing out, guest blogger Christian Hochfeld writes.

COMPASS: Better buildings through streamlined energy reporting and benchmarking

By |October 15th, 2017|

Energy modelling helps gauge and improve a building’s energy performance before it’s actually built. TAF recently supported the development of a new tool that will help compare and share such energy modelling data across Ontario.

Net-Zero Toronto Laneway Housing Concept Wins International Design Competition

By |September 26th, 2017|

Climate innovation made in Toronto: Students from Ryerson University and the University of Toronto recently took the grand prize at the U.S. Department of Energy’s fourth annual Race to Zero Design Competition — with a design for a net-zero laneway house.

Financing the 21st century: How to follow the money in a low-carbon economy

By |March 22nd, 2017|

In the lead up to the GLOBE Capital leadership summit, CEO Mike Gerbis reflects on the challenges and opportunities for investors in today’s low-carbon economy. For two decades Mike has advised Canadian corporations, institutions and government on how to create long-term value by addressing […]

Secret weapon against climate change: Cities

By |October 24th, 2016|

In celebration of TAF’s anniversary, guest blogger Philip Jessup reflects on 25 years of Toronto climate action. Philip co-chaired Toronto’s environmental committee that first recommended the Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF) to Council, served on its inaugural board, and was its staff director for nine […]

Toronto’s push to reduce chemical pollution from local businesses

By |August 25th, 2016|

Guest blogger Zia Islam is a P. Eng at Toronto Public Health

You may be familiar with stories about the big bad industrial companies releasing toxic chemicals into the air, but what about the mom and pop dry cleaner that cleans your shirts, or the auto […]

How your driving habits affect vehicle emissions

By |May 30th, 2016|

Ian Morton is the CEO of Scout Environmental

Two drivers travel down the street in the same model car; and yet by the end of the road one driver has spent more money than the other. Why is that? If you’re getting strong flashbacks to […]

New book on Complete Streets: Nine redesigns that transformed urban space

By |May 16th, 2016|

Nancy Smith Lea is the Director of the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation at the Clean Air Partnership.

The Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT), a project of Clean Air Partnership, just held a launch event at Ryerson University to celebrate its new book, Complete […]