Toronto's David Miller Joins 100 Mayors at Copenhagen Conference
Miller, with Mayor Ritt Bjerregaard, convened in Copenhagen a group of more than 100 mayors to show what is being done successfully in cities around the world.
Miller said in the December 29th edition of The Guardian, "While the national government of Canada is being justly criticised for its lack of action on climate change, please don't interpret this as a lack of action by Canadians. In their personal lives and through their city and some provincial governments, Canadians are tackling climate change head on."
Toronto Council's The Power to Live Green
Miller plans to extend the Transit City plan with over 120km of light rail transit. Green jobs includes building construction to retrofit old high-rise concrete apartments with solar energy units. He plans to reduce Toronto greenhouse gas by 6% below 1990 CO2 levels by 2012, 30% below 1990 CO2 levels by 2020 and an optimistic 80% below 1990 CO2 levels by 2050.
This week Toronto council endorsed this sustainable energy strategy entitled The Power to Live Green, which sets out how these targets can be realistically achieved.
Former Vice President Al Gore, author of the award-winning book and documentary An Inconvenient Truth (2006) cites alarming global statistics says, "... it is now clear that we face a deepening global climate crisis that requires us to act boldly, quickly and wisely." Will Mayor Miller and Toronto lead the charge?
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