• Environment

    Some see Toronto Pearson as a wide expanse of runways, terminal buildings, and roadways. However, we also see the open space and creek valleys that make up approximately one-third of our airport’s land. The work of our Environmental Services division has three areas of focus:

  • Climate Change


    The climate change work at the airport falls into two categories—mitigation and adaptation.

    • Mitigation refers to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through energy reduction.
      • Greenhouse Gas - Toronto Pearson’s Greenhouse Gas program is targeting a 20 per cent reduction of emissions from 2006 to 2020, with a larger goal of an 80 per cent reduction by 2050. More information can be found in our GHG Policy. The GTAA has also received level 3 reduction Airport Carbon Accreditation.
      • Energy Reduction – To help accomplish this we are upgrading to light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Looking into 2017, Toronto Pearson is exploring plans to upgrade the HVAC systems throughout Terminals 1 and 3. This upgrade in Terminal 1 alone can save more than 3 million kWh annually – the equivalent of taking 266 cars off the road for a year! To find out more about our total energy consumption, please refer to our Annual Reports.

    Learn more about some of our energy conservation projects in the video below.