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 […]
Germany, Italy, and Japan ranked the top countries in the world when it comes to using energy efficiently. And Canada?
We’re middle of the pack, an un-inspiring tenth.
Countries like Poland, Turkey, and Indonesia bring up the rear (and Saudia Arabia is dead last).
The 2016 International Energy […]
Time to act!
The time has come to face climate change head-on, invest in practical solutions, and reap the environmental and economic benefits. Premier Wynne made this message clear when she revealed Ontario’s new Climate Change Action Plan on Wednesday. Responding to reporters who questioned […]
For the 27 million Canadians living in cities, it’s notable that the new Liberal government has made some important commitments to urban sustainability. The Party’s on-line election platform has an overwhelming raft of content, So we’ve put together a summary of the key elements that focus on climate change, cities, and the low-carbon economy. We hope this record of the tangible commitments made during the election can act as a reference point for measuring this government’s progress over time.
How might a provincial mandate help cities legislate the most effective climate programs? Ontario is currently reviewing key pieces of municipal legislation to ensure that municipalities across the Province have the tools, powers, and flexibility they need to effectively serve their communities.