TAF CEO receives Ministerial Award for Environmental Excellence

By |July 6th, 2017|

Julia Langer, CEO of The Atmospheric Fund recently received the Ontario Minister's Award for Environmental Excellence. The award for the life-long environmentalist comes at the heels of last year's award for TAF's TowerWise project.

Province makes historic $17 Million Atmospheric Fund contribution

By |February 25th, 2016|

TAF reacts to the Ontario government's announcement to invest $17 million to expand the Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF) endowment as part of the 2016 provincial budget.

Pumping energy savings – global heat pump performance review

By |June 9th, 2015|

Heating homes and buildings account for over one third of Toronto’s greenhouse gas emissions, mostly from natural gas-burning furnaces and boilers. Achieving Toronto’s 2050 climate targets will require transitioning from natural gas to cleaner technologies, which has motivated TAF to explore the performance of heat pumps.

Follow the leaders – de-carb your money

By |May 26th, 2015|

Big funds are acknowledging the risk of carbon-heavy investments - are you?

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.

New Toronto bylaw will reveal energy price tags in buildings

By |March 12th, 2015|

Mandatory energy benchmarking for buildings is a key policy for reducing GHG emissions. Toronto is seeking stakeholder input on a benchmarking bylaw.

TAF’s Secret Weapon

By |February 13th, 2015|

TAF's Volunteer Appreciation event.

Sharing TAF’s financing techniques with C40 Cities

By |December 11th, 2014|

I was recently invited to present to the C40 Finance & Economic Development Network to let them know about the finance innovation work being undertaken at TAF.

Profit Centre: Why we invest in sustainability

By |May 13th, 2014|

I receive a phone call nearly every week from someone asking me how the Toronto Atmospheric Fund got into and does “impact investing.”  By impact investing, we’re referring to how we invest TAF’s $23 million endowment in a manner that aligns with our mandate: […]

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IPCC Climate Change Mitigation Report: 5 things you need to know

By |May 6th, 2014|

For those in the business of fighting climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment reports are like the bible. These five-pounders summarize the evolving global scientific consensus around climate change – including apocalyptic undertones.

The latest IPCC report, out in April, focuses on […]

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