Trudeau’s climate platform: 6 promises we’re watching
10/2015 - 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.
Province steps up to help municipalities address climate change
10/2015 - 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.
Four climate challenges for Alberta’s new government
7/2015 - Wasting no time following Premier Notley’s commitment to craft a climate action plan, the Pembina Institute convened about one hundred thought-leaders from around the country in Calgary this week. I was honoured to be invited to the roundtable to share insights we’ve gained reducing emissions in the City of Toronto.
Envisioning a low-carbon future with Transformation Toronto 2050
4/2015 - 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.