Smart Cities World – Climate Action

The City of Toronto has created an accountability and management framework to help shape the implementation of its TransformTO Net Zero climate action strategy.

The framework aims to ensure meaningful engagement with Toronto’s diverse communities and key stakeholders to provide oversight, ensure clear accountability, facilitate ongoing communication, and guide the effective and equitable implementation of the Toronto climate strategy.

Climate Action Goals

Developed in response to a need identified by the public, stakeholder organizations and Toronto City Council, the framework recognizes that achieving Toronto’s accelerated climate goals and targets will require collaborative action from the public, private and non-profit sectors. lucrative, and residents at a scale and pace rarely seen before.

Three new groups will be created via the framework:

  • a climate advisory group comprised of diverse individuals and organizations representing all sectors of the city will advise the city on the implementation of the TransformTO Net Zero strategy.
  • a joint TransformTO Implementation Committee comprised of City management and unionized staff, as well as unions, will help achieve workplace climate goals set by City Council.
  • A Net Zero Climate Steering Table comprised of senior city cross-business executives will manage high-level issues and provide overall accountability.

“The advisory and oversight groups we are creating in the framework will ensure ongoing input and dialogue with a wide range of stakeholders, including groups deserving equity, to ensure we are doing the right thing”

These groups will be established in the coming weeks and meetings will begin later this year. Information about the city’s TransformTO Net Zero strategy and opportunities for the public to get involved is available on the city’s TransformTO webpage.

“The City of Toronto is committed to implementing its TransformTO Net Zero climate action strategy in a way that also improves our health, our equity and our economy,” said John Tory, Mayor of Toronto.

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