Smart Cities World – Climate Action

The City of Toronto has created an accountability and governance framework to 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 monitor, ensure clear accountability, facilitate ongoing communication, and guide the effective and equitable implementation of Toronto’s climate strategy.

Climate Action Goals

The framework was developed in response to a need identified by the public, stakeholder organizations and the Toronto City Council and recognizes that achieving Toronto’s accelerated climate goals and targets requires collaboration of the public, private and non-profit sectors, and residents. at a scale and pace rarely seen before.

Three new groups will be created through the framework:

  • a climate advisory group composed 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, made up of city government and union staff, as well as unions, will help achieve city-driven corporate climate goals.
  • A Net Zero Climate Leadership Table, composed of cross-company senior management personnel from the city, will manage high-level issues and ensure overall accountability.

“The advisory and monitoring groups we are creating through the framework will provide input and ongoing dialogue with a wide range of stakeholders, including equity-deserving groups, to ensure we do this right”

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

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

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