Energy and Climate Change

Investing to Address Climate Change

The University of Toronto and McGill University are joining with a number of other Canadian universities in pledging to follow responsible investing practices to address the global challenge of climate change.

Learn more about this initiative

Full text of Investing to Address Climate Change: A Charter for Canadian Universities

Our Climate Change Commitment

In 2018, the University of Toronto joined the University Climate Change Coalition (UC3).  The Coalition is a group of North American universities that have committed to help local communities achieve their climate goals and accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future.

As part of our UC3 commitment, the University has committed to reducing our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 37 per cent below 1990 levels by 2030. Unfortunately, UTM does not have records of our energy use or GHG emissions dating back to 1990; therefore, we have elected to use 2005 as our baseline.

To help achieve our goals under UC3, we have put together a plan for how we will reduce our GHG emissions from 2019 until 2024. The Low Carbon Action plan was released on Sept. 27, 2019. 

Download U of T’s Low-Carbon Action Plan (2019-2024)

Both the City of Mississauga and the Region of Peel have declared climate change emergencies, recognizing that climate change is a threat to our communities and way of life.

The City of Mississauga has also approved a comprehensive Climate Change Action Plan

UTM's Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan

Click here to read the updated 2019 plan