Politicians, business leaders and advocacy groups across the GTA will launch a plan tomorrow to make this the greenest urban region in the world.
“It’s amazing. Everyone believes this is an idea whose time has come,” says Eva Ligeti, who heads the non-profit Clean Air Partnership.
“Greening Greater Toronto” will aim to co-ordinate work for cleaner air and water, better transit and land use, and other environmental improvements, Ligeti says.
In part, it is to build on the environmental work going on in the city. It will emulate the Toronto Atmospheric Fund – which parlayed $23 million from the city into a revolving fund that bankrolls climate change projects – if, that is, the new scheme gets $100 million from the province or elsewhere.