The City of Toronto is targeting net-zero community emissions by 2040—a decade sooner than most major North American cities with climate action plans. “It is a long-term vision,” said Sophie Plottel, who leads the team responsible for the development of Toronto’s TransformTO Net Zero Strategy, which aims to unite City divisions and the community at […]
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 […]
Ontario town aims for carbon neutrality by 2030. Here’s how they’ll do it.
Join us on November 3 on the sidelines of COP26 in Glasgow to explore creative and scalable climate solutions emerging in cities around the world. A live broadcast will be available for those who cannot attend in-person.
Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson explains how the City engaged the public to build consensus on climate action and why it adopted a carbon budget.
Governments and business can learn from Canada’s approach to climate action and reducing greenhouse gas emissions related to its real estate portfolio and emissions.
A Canadian study shows that upgrading North America’s aging buildings offer a historic opportunity for climate action and renewal.
As organizations and utilities plan for the future of electrification, efficiency is a critical way to minimize peak demand and make the transition to zero-carbon buildings viable.
Old, leaky buildings are a climate problem. For organizations with large building portfolios, this challenge is paramount to reducing emissions. And it’s a critical one for solving the climate crisis.
Like many other large cities in Canada, Vancouver declared a climate emergency in 2019. Its Climate Emergency Response soon followed, with six targets—or “Big Moves”—to tackle emissions related to transportation and transit, heating and hot water systems, buildings and new construction, and carbon sequestration for local ecosystem restoration. The overall goal? To cut carbon pollution […]