Entries by Alia Dharssi

COP28 Takeaways for Cities

The international community finally acknowledged the cause of climate change while cities gained prominence in COP negotiations and looked at cutting methane.

Montreal Commits to Climate Budget

For the first time, Montreal’s municipal budget includes a carbon budget—a cumulative cap on Montreal’s emissions out to 2050. By requiring City Council and staff to consider climate change in all investment decisions, the budget has the potential to push climate action forward while reducing spending decisions that increase climate pollution.

SSG, Toronto, and Edmonton Win APA Awards For Climate Action Work

On May 2, SSG’s cutting-edge climate planning work was recognized with two awards from the American Planning Association Sustainable Communities Division! With the City of Toronto, we won the Environment, Climate, & Energy Award for the TransformTO Net-Zero Strategy, attaining a near-perfect score from the jurors. The strategy sets a target of net-zero community emissions […]