Opportunities for Climate Action by Sector

Economics

Doughnut Economics A healthy economy should be designed to thrive not grow. What would a sustainable, universally beneficial economy look like? “Like a doughnut,”

EU Circular Economy Action Plan The new Action Plan announces initiatives along the entire life cycle of products, targeting for example their design, promoting circular economy processes, fostering sustainable consumption, and aiming to ensure that the resources used are kept in the EU economy for as long as possible.

WEAll is a collaboration of organisations, alliances, movements and individuals working towards a wellbeing economy, delivering human and ecological wellbeing.

Buildings

Carbon Capture And Storage In Building Materials
MY NAME IS CHRIS MAGWOOD. ​I’M OBSESSED WITH MAKING BETTER  BUILDINGS FOR PEOPLE AND THE PLANET. ZERO NET ENERGY, ZERO CARBON, ZERO TOXIN, ZERO WASTE BUILDINGS.
Buildings can play a key role in reversing climate change. We can do this now.

Builders for Climate Action What is up-front embodied carbon and what impact does it have on climate change? What’s the carbon footprint of the materials for your next building project?

Athena Sustainable Materials Institute, The Athena Sustainable Materials Institute is a membership-based non-profit research collaborative bringing life cycle assessment (LCA) to the construction sector.

Douro-Dummer The Sustainable Development Program Reducing emissions of one house is equivalent to taking up to 13.5 cars off the road each year.

40% Permit fee reduction for new houses that meet a low carbon footprint
80% Permit fee reduction for new houses that meet a low carbon footprint and
near net zero energy consumption


Food and Agriculture

Regenerative Agriculture is a system of farming principles and practices that seeks to rehabilitate and enhance the entire ecosystem of the farm by placing a heavy premium on soil health with attention also paid to water management, fertilizer use, and more. The agriculture sector is one of the biggest emitters of CO2, the greenhouse gas (GHG) most responsible for the changes we are seeing in our climate today.

At Rodale Institute, we have proven that organic agriculture and,
specifically, regenerative organic agriculture can sequester carbon
from the atmosphere and reverse climate change.

Farmers for Climate Solutions is a farmer-led campaign to make agriculture part of the solution to climate change.

Second Harvest is Canada’s largest food rescue charity with a dual mission of environmental protection and hunger relief.
We redistribute nutritious, unsold food from across Canada to charities, non-profits and indigenous communities in every province and territory.


Transportation

Plug ‘N Drive Discovery Centre (EVs) Discover Electric Cars and take test drives in a sales-free, no-pressure environment.!
Book an appointment to visit the EV Discovery Centre in Toronto or the Mobile EV Education Trailer in Ottawa.

KIA Green Vehicles When it comes to maintenance, electric vehicles require much less than a traditional gasoline-fueled vehicle. The difference comes down to moving parts; a traditional ICE (internal combustion engine) can have over 20,000 moving parts, while a fully electric vehicle may have as few as 20. 

The Northeastern Ontario Rail Network (NEORN) A timely transfer of Ontario Northland will be step one for Doug Ford, but he’s still short of fulfilling his campaign promise to Northerners. The Premier ran on a pledge to bring back the Northlander train and increase service, and we’re still waiting to see it coming down the tracks”.