Skip to content

The Climate Economy Opportunity

Climate is not just a problem to solve, it's a multi-trillion-dollar economic opportunity. 
Guys working on solar panels under a partially cloudy sky.


The global cleantech market is booming and is projected to exceed $3.3 trillion by 2022.

With reputable cleantech innovators, willing businesses and ambitious climate goals, the Toronto Region has what it takes to be the global leader in the growing climate economy. 

To seize the opportunity, businesses must voluntarily green their operations and buy from local cleantech innovators.

Likewise, government needs to de-risk and incentivize cleantech investment and build a regulatory system that supports getting cleantech innovators to market.

To this end, the Toronto Region Board of Trade (TRBOT) has made the climate economy a strategic focus of our work. We will represent the needs and interests of our region’s cleantech innovators, be a resource to willing emitters wanting to go green in their operations, and advocate for widespread cleantech adoption to help Toronto reach net-zero by 2040 and catapult Toronto’s cleantech sector to the global stage.

Hit Go: TRBOT's Climate Economy Podcast

Now is the time to ignite regional productivity and grow our economy. Our podcast's first miniseries is on the Climate Economy, hosted by TRBOT alum and passionate climate policy expert Craig Ruttan. In this series, we'll investigate and illuminate one of our region’s most critical economic drivers.

Climate Economy Infographic

Click the image below to access our full Climate Economy infographic.

Get Involved

Are you a cleantech innovator, a business who has greened their operations, or working in the climate economy? Become a member of the Board of Trade today and help shape policy and influence decision-makers to enable the right conditions for a robust climate economy.

Talk to us

Let's discuss membership today!

Let us help you decide which membership best fits your organization.

Fields marked with an asterisk are required.

Additional Resources

Learn more about our work on improving the climate economy.

Other Initiatives

Man in warehouse in safety vest
Business Districts and the Regional Economy

Assessing five Districts based on key economic, physical, and workforce characteristics.