Youth-led Leadership in Climate Action – Partnership with City of Toronto

Climate Positive Energy is pleased to announce a partnership with the City of Toronto’s Environment and Climate Division to lead the development of a city-wide youth engagement strategy. This work will enable youth-led leadership with an equity lens in climate action in Toronto, supporting the implementation of the City of Toronto’s TransformTO Net Zero Climate Action Strategy. The TransformTO strategy outlines a pathway to achieve net zero emissions in Toronto by 2040. As part of the research and development of TransformTO, it was identified that the creation and implementation of a youth-specific engagement strategy is critical to the adoption of the city-wide actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The four-phase project will see the research team complete a jurisdictional scan and review of relevant best-practices to inform the approach for a city-wide youth climate action strategy. Once this phase is completed, a co-design with key youth-led or youth focused organizations will be developed, followed by a city-wide consultation process utilizing identified support options to inform the Youth Engagement Strategy. The results of the research and consultations will be presented in a written report, which is expected to be completed in 2024. The report will continue to inform key recommendations for youth climate action engagement in Toronto.