Toronto is making progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and is halfway to its 2030 target of a 65 percent reduction from 1990 levels, the city announced Wednesday. But advocates say now is the time for doubling down as the hardest work is still ahead.
Emissions were 33 percent lower in 2016 than in 1990, according to the greenhouse gas emissions inventory, which comprises data from energy use in buildings, vehicles, waste, and industry.
It takes about two years to collect and verify data for the inventory, which is why it’s just being released now.
It’s good news, said Julia Langer, CEO of the Atmospheric Fund, an arm’s length city agency that co-developed the Transform TO climate change plan.