Projected Changes in Annual Emissions
GHG emissions in Toronto are projected to decrease over the next 30 years. In the Business as Planned scenario (assuming all current plans and programs are achieved) the decline is evident, however it is not enough to reach our 2050 target of 80% reductions by 2050. There is a gap of approximately 8.7 million tonnes of carbon between our project 2050 emissions and our goal.
To close the gap, TransformTO: Report #2, was unanimously approved by Toronto City Council in July 2017.
Analysis shows that the 2050 goal is achievable with existing technologies, but it means bold action is required to transform Toronto's urban systems –buildings, energy, transportation and waste. Where Toronto is already on the correct trajectory, we need to stay the course. In other areas, we need to increase the scale and pace of change.