Carolyn KimRegional Director, Ontario

Carolyn Kim is the Ontario regional director with the Pembina Institute, Canada’s leading clean energy think tank. Located in the Toronto office, Carolyn leads policy research and engages with stakeholders and partners to advance solutions that respond to the most pressing transportation and planning issues, and that support the sustainable growth of Ontario’s economy and communities. With a background in transportation and land use planning, she brings over 10 years of policy and planning experience from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors to the role.
 
Prior to joining the Pembina Institute, she worked at the Ontario Ministry of Transportation to support a range of transportation and transit policy initiatives. Carolyn is a registered planner with the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners. She holds a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Toronto and bachelor’s degree in urban and regional planning from Ryerson University.


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Carolyn Kim's Recent Publications

Supporting Toronto Hydro’s Climate Action Plan Letter to City of Toronto Executive Committee

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Dec. 7, 2021 - By Carolyn Kim

On behalf of the Pembina Institute, we are pleased to submit comments in support of Toronto Hydro’s Climate Action Plan: Powering Forward – Building a greener city through climate action. We recommend that the Executive Committee accept Toronto Hydro’s Plan and ensure its swift implementation as it is a critical piece to delivering on the City’s climate targets.

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Closing the Loop B.C.’s role in recycling battery metals and minerals to power the electric vehicle revolution

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Dec. 7, 2021 - By Carolyn Kim, Nikki Skuce, Karen Tam Wu

The number of electric vehicles (EVs) hitting the road in B.C. is surging ahead, and the province leads North America in EV sales rates. Given that EV batteries have an average lifetime of 8 to 15 years, B.C.’s role as an early adopter of EVs creates a significant economic and environmental opportunity: to secure a regional leadership role in recycling metals and minerals from EV batteries at end-of-life, closing the loop and minimizing the need for raw resource extraction.

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Ontario well positioned to lead in the global electric vehicle market Transportation electrification council and roadmap are key to making Ontario an EV hub, driving growth in GDP and job creation

Publication
July 8, 2021 - By Carolyn Kim

In a co-signed open letter to the provincial government of Ontario, Pembina Institute joins a coalition of organizations in the electric vehicle sector requesting the establishment of an Ontario Transportation Electrification Council. The council would develop a framework for advancing the electrification of the transportation sector from mining to production to end use, to make Ontario an EV hub.

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Building healthy cities in the doorstep-delivery era Sustainable urban freight solutions from around the world

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June 17, 2021 - By Carolyn Kim, Saeed Kaddoura

With increasing demand for e-commerce delivery, we will see more vehicles on the road and a rise in emissions and traffic congestion. The good news is that there are effective ways to mitigate the impacts of urban freight. This report highlights solutions for cities, such as microhubs, electric delivery vehicles, and low-emission zones.

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Regulatory clarity helps Toronto promote the use of cargo e-bikes Submission supports City Council in adopting e-bike recommendations

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June 10, 2021 - By Carolyn Kim

On behalf of the Pembina Institute, Carolyn Kim submitted the following comments on June 7, 2021, to Toronto City Council. Following council's review of recommendations for greater use of cargo e-bikes, the recommendations were adopted. 

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