TORONTO, June 2, 2010 -
The 2010 Clean Air and Climate Change Summit: Moving From Words to Actions celebrated the progress of GTA-Clean Air Council (GTA-CAC) member jurisdictions in the implementation of the 2008 & 2009 GTA-CAC Declaration targets and actions. The Summit also reported on the priority 2010 Inter-governmental Declaration on Clean Air and Climate Change
Clean Air Partnership’s GTA-CAC Interim Report and five GTA-CAC Action Scans, released at the Summit, highlighted over 100 clean air and climate changes actions being undertaken by local governments across the GTA and Hamilton during the past 2 years.
GTA Mayors and Councilors have committed to additional clean air and climate change actions during the next year as outlined in the 2010 Inter-governmental Declaration.
“The Clean Air Partnership is profiling local government actions in the GTA and Hamilton that reduce energy use and create greener and more resilient communities. We are working with municipalities to make the GTA the lowest carbon region in Canada,” said Eva Ligeti. “We have our work cut out for us, we know where we are now, we know where we need to be 10 years from now. The only way we’ll get there is by setting ambitious targets and regularly measuring and reporting on progress."
Speakers included City of Toronto Mayor David Miller; Chris Turner, author of The Geography of Hope: A Tour of the World We Need; and David Buckland, artist and creator of the Arctic Cape Farewell Tours, which brings artists, scientists and educators together to collectively address climate change.
At the 2010 Clean Air and Climate Change Summit, Moving From Words to Actions, the following documents were released: