TORONTO – The city of Toronto says it is on track to exceed its greenhouse gas emission reduction target.
The city says its greenhouse gas emissions in 2019 were 38% lower compared to 1990.
The target has been set for a 30% reduction by 2020, a 65% reduction by 2030 and zero net emissions by 2050.
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The city says that residential, commercial and industrial buildings account for 57 percent of its emissions, mainly due to the natural gas used to heat them.
Transportation is the second largest source of emissions at 36%, and vehicle gasoline is the main driver of greenhouse gases.
The city says it must quickly reduce its emissions if it hopes to achieve its goal by 2030.
This Canadian Press report was first published on November 25, 2021.
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