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Mary Pickering

About Mary Pickering

Mary Pickering is TAF’s VP of Programs and Partnerships.

From less bad to more good: the low-carbon city of the future

By |April 7th, 2016|

How can we bring optimism and engagement to bear in creating the low-carbon city of the future? John Robinson offered some insightful answers to these questions this week’s 2016 Eric Krause Memorial Lecture at the University of Toronto.

Professor Robinson recently came to Toronto from […]

New report steers the low-carbon obstacle course for cities

By |January 8th, 2016|

Amidst the climate information overload driven out of the Paris conference, a fantastic research report was released to guide the way for city climate action over the next five years. Prepared by C40 and global consulting firm Arup, the report Potential for Climate Action considers […]

Cities in Paris – a formidable force

By |December 14th, 2015|

The Paris agreement has signaled that governments are committed to a shift toward a low-carbon economy. And its champions are not just the 195 state leaders who struck the deal on Saturday night. One optimistic outcome of this summit, setting it apart from all […]

Partners trump powers when it comes to climate action

By |July 27th, 2015|

Hey Toronto – what’s your urban personality type? A new report from C40 Cities and ARUP mines characteristics of global cities to find out how they act – and how this affects their ability to push along their carbon reduction targets.

How to leverage cap and trade to improve transit

By |June 4th, 2015|

Recently, Move the GTHA, a collaborative project funded and co-initiated by TAF and Evergreen CityWorks, sent a letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne recommending that a significant portion of the province’s cap and trade revenues fund active transportation and public transit.

80×50 E-News May 2015

By |May 14th, 2015|

A recipe for coal phase-out

TAF explores low carbon policy approaches

By |April 27th, 2015|

On the heels of recent Provincial policy announcements, TAF reviews the key policies to address climate issues at the local level, including carbon pricing and transit funding.

Envisioning a low-carbon future with Transformation Toronto 2050

By |April 1st, 2015|

At the 2015 Dan Leckie Forum, TAF introduces a brand new program to the community: Transformation Toronto 2050 aims to use long-range greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction modelling to shed light on how Toronto can reach its target of 80% carbon reduction by the year 2050. This initiative will bring together data and partners from multiple sectors to see how deep carbon reduction scenarios affect the broader health and success of the city.

Working together – harder than it looks …

By |October 22nd, 2014|

Recently I joined in the Collective Impact Summit hosted in Toronto by  Tamarack. Collective impact is all about different types of groups working together to advance a common goal, and while the practice is really nothing new, the work of Tamarack acknowledges that this […]

Hackathon showcases winning ideas

By |July 7th, 2014|

Last Sunday I enjoyed the unique experience of being one of the judges in the ALERT Power of 50 Hackathon. ALERT stands for Affordable & Low-Income Environmental Renewal in Toronto – a project supported by the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance and run by Ramtin […]