Ontario Chamber of Commerce report showcases U of T’s actions on sustainability

Released in November 2021, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s (OCC) The Climate Catalyst report explores the increasing threat climate change poses to individuals, businesses and natural habitats.  

Despite the increasing frequency and severity of extreme weather events, the report maintains the province is well-positioned to combat a changing climate thanks to world-class post-secondary institutions, a talented workforce and growing cleantech sector. 

Within the post-secondary sector, the report recognizes the University of Toronto (U of T) as a global leader in demonstrating and promoting sustainability.  

Five milestones and actions set U of T apart: 

With over 40 recommendations, the Chamber presents a range of solutions. This includes urging policymakers to fund cleantech research with promising commercial applications; invest in technology transfer offices at colleges and universities; and expand training opportunities to bolster the cleantech sector. 

To learn more about the climate crisis, how U of T is helping Canada reach its targets, and what action governments should take, read the report.

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