This week Mayor David Miller departed for Copenhagen, where he will represent Toronto as Chair of the C40 at the Climate Summit for Mayors. The C40 is a group of the world’s largest cities committed to tackling climate change. Before departing, Mayor Miller invited Torontonians to join him in signing the “Hopenhagen” petition, which calls for world leaders to reach an agreement to address climate change. Regular updates about the Mayor’s efforts at the Summit, and more information about the Climate Summit for Mayors and a link to the “Hopenhagen” petition can be found at http://www.toronto.ca/livegreen/
Mayor Miller helped convene the Climate Summit for Mayors, which will run alongside the UN heads of state Climate Change Conference. In this Summit, Mayor Miller will continue to champion the leadership and actions taken by cities around the world and in Toronto, where our City has lowered its greenhouse gas emissions by more than 40% since 1990. Toronto’s goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050.
Toronto leadership on the environment will be profiled in the “Future Cities Pavilion” along with nine other cities. Each of the cities has prepared a video which will run 24 hours a day for the duration of the UN Conference. Toronto’s video showcases many of the City’s environmental solutions including our Deep Lake Water Cooling system, the wind turbines at Exhibition Place and the Mayor’s Tower Renewal project.