Join the 1000 Cities Campaign and sign the petition to urge your city’s leaders to reject fossil fuels and commit to 100% renewable energy by 2040.
The 1000 CITIES Initiative for Carbon Freedom is based on the idea that if 1000 cities around the world develop and implement ambitious climate action plans, we will achieve the targets of the Paris Agreement and beyond.
1000 CITIES will become the central clearing house for evaluating city plans and compiling a list of the cities achieving sufficient standard to meet the Paris Accord, while also supporting cities in developing the most ambitious climate action plans. Annual progress will be celebrated at the Pathway to Paris annual 1000 CITIES concert.
Sustainability Solutions Group (SSG) is Pathway to Paris’ technical partner on the 1000 Cities Initiative for Carbon Freedom. SSG has modeled and made land-use, building, energy, and transportation recommendations for dozens of municipalities including Toronto’s low-carbon future. TransformTO has achieved international recognition for its rigor and its ambitious low-carbon future planning. The plan engaged residents, stakeholders, experts, and all city operations in identifying ways to reduce Toronto’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). The process involved the development of future scenarios, spatial modeling, analysis of co-benefits and co-harms for the scenarios as well as community input.
SSG developed CityInSight, a state of the art city-scale energy, emission, and finance model. The tool enables cities to explore energy and emissions scenarios for policy, finance and infrastructure. It is built with integrated spatially-explicit land-use and transportation components, and stocks-and-flows accounting. The model enables bottom-up accounting for energy supply and demand, including energy sources (e.g.: renewables, coal, oil, gas), energy consuming stocks (e.g.: vehicles, appliances, dwellings), and all intermediate energy flows.