Smart Cities World – Climate action

The City of Toronto has created an accountability and management framework to help shape 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 Toronto’s climate strategy.

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Developed in response to a need identified by the public, stakeholder organisations, and Toronto City Council, the framework recognizes that achieving Toronto’s accelerated climate goals and targets will require collaborative action by 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 comprising diverse individuals and organizations representing all sectors of the city will advise the City on TransformTO Net Zero Strategy implementation.
  • a Joint TransformTO Implementation Committee comprising City management and unionized staff, as well as labor unions, will help reach the City’s council-directed corporate climate targets.
  • A Net Zero Climate Leadership Table comprising cross-corporate City senior management staff will manage high-level issues and ensure overall accountability.

“The advisory and oversight groups we create through the framework will ensure input and ongoing dialogue with a wide range of stakeholders, including equity deserving groups, to ensure that we get this right”

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 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 John Tory, Mayor of Toronto.

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