The city of Toronto, Ontario targets a cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 6 percent from the Toronto urban area and that too by 2012 – as based on 1990 levels. The city has released a planning framework on this line.
Following this capping of greenhouse gas emission level, the city has targeted a 30 percent cut by 2020 and a reduction of 80 percent by 2050. The City will also be reducing smog-causing pollutant-levels by 20 percent by 2012 from a baseline of 2004.
The planning framework is called — Change is in the Air: Toronto’s Commitment to an Environmentally Sustainable Future. It is a part of a report that is to be considered by the City’s Executive Committee on 26 March.
The framework includes 27 suggested actions concerning all the major sectors of –
* Commercial and
The consultation sessions will begin in April, and the City will be inviting Torontonians to attend it. Here the citizens can learn more about the issues, providing plan input and identifying action-taking opportunities. It welcomes residents, large and small businesses, environmental groups, community groups, the financial sector, professional associations and institutions for attending the sessions.