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2022 Progress Report is now available

The 2022 Progress Report is the first of many reports that will be produced to communicate the efforts of many to address climate change in London, Ontario. The direction for addressing climate change was set with the first Climate Emergency Action Plan for London, which was unanimously approved by City Council in April of 2022. The Progress Report will be presented to and discussed by the Strategic Priorities and Policy Committee on Tuesday, May 30, and City Council on Tuesday, June 6. Further details about the Progress Report will be shared throughout the summer months to encourage more action, collaboration, and community engagement.


About the Climate Emergency Action Plan

London’s new Climate Emergency Action Plan is a fundamental and required response to the City’s climate emergency declaration. As part of this plan, the City has established new near-term and longer-term goals to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

The new Climate Emergency Action Plan is a community-wide plan to achieve three main goals:

  1. Net-zero community greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050

  1. Improved resilience to climate change impacts

  1. Bring everyone along (e.g., individuals, households, businesses, neighbourhoods)


Review the Climate Emergency Action Plan and workplans

The complete Climate Emergency Action Plancan be read online, along with workplans and supporting documents that cover different areas of focus.





Coming soon – London’s strategy to adapt to climate change

What actions do we need to take to adapt to London’s future weather?

The City of London is preparing a Climate Adaptation Discussion Paper and it will be posted to this webpage soon for public review and comment. The City will be collecting comments about the document through the summer.

This Climate Adaptation Discussion Paper will lead to the completion of an Adaptation Plan and Strategy for the City.

Climate adaptation and mitigation are the two components of our response to climate change; adapting to the climate changes occurring now and mitigating the extent of the changes. London’s Climate Emergency Action Plan identifies adaptation and mitigation actions necessary to ward off more severe impacts.

The Climate Adaptation Discussion Paper is an important step in implementing the Climate Emergency Action Plan and Workplan #8, “Adapting and Make London More Resilient”.

The Discussion Paper will:

  • propose actions to address the most significant risks needed to adapt to London’s changing climate (e.g., flooding, ice storms and heat waves).
  • highlight key community partners and stakeholders who will be requested to review and contribute to the paper (including those listed in Workplan #8)
  • identify climate adaptation actions which may address components in other CEAP workplans including Workplan #6, “Implementing Natural and Engineered Climate Solutions and Carbon Capture”.
  • highlight the past and current actions taking place by city administration and community partners
  • recognize the local experts and knowledge keepers who live and work in London and contribute to the solutions needed to address these challenges.




Engage with community resources and organizations

There are many opportunities in London to take climate action, prepare for severe weather, and make London more resilient to climate change. Engage with the environmental organizations below to learn about the Climate Emergency Action Plan, share your ideas and experiences, and help reduce greenhouse gases.




Provide comments

If you have a comment about London’s Climate Emergency Action Plan, please leave your comments below. 

You can also contact the project team by emailing climateaction@london.ca


2022 Progress Report is now available

The 2022 Progress Report is the first of many reports that will be produced to communicate the efforts of many to address climate change in London, Ontario. The direction for addressing climate change was set with the first Climate Emergency Action Plan for London, which was unanimously approved by City Council in April of 2022. The Progress Report will be presented to and discussed by the Strategic Priorities and Policy Committee on Tuesday, May 30, and City Council on Tuesday, June 6. Further details about the Progress Report will be shared throughout the summer months to encourage more action, collaboration, and community engagement.


About the Climate Emergency Action Plan

London’s new Climate Emergency Action Plan is a fundamental and required response to the City’s climate emergency declaration. As part of this plan, the City has established new near-term and longer-term goals to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

The new Climate Emergency Action Plan is a community-wide plan to achieve three main goals:

  1. Net-zero community greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050

  1. Improved resilience to climate change impacts

  1. Bring everyone along (e.g., individuals, households, businesses, neighbourhoods)


Review the Climate Emergency Action Plan and workplans

The complete Climate Emergency Action Plancan be read online, along with workplans and supporting documents that cover different areas of focus.





Coming soon – London’s strategy to adapt to climate change

What actions do we need to take to adapt to London’s future weather?

The City of London is preparing a Climate Adaptation Discussion Paper and it will be posted to this webpage soon for public review and comment. The City will be collecting comments about the document through the summer.

This Climate Adaptation Discussion Paper will lead to the completion of an Adaptation Plan and Strategy for the City.

Climate adaptation and mitigation are the two components of our response to climate change; adapting to the climate changes occurring now and mitigating the extent of the changes. London’s Climate Emergency Action Plan identifies adaptation and mitigation actions necessary to ward off more severe impacts.

The Climate Adaptation Discussion Paper is an important step in implementing the Climate Emergency Action Plan and Workplan #8, “Adapting and Make London More Resilient”.

The Discussion Paper will:

  • propose actions to address the most significant risks needed to adapt to London’s changing climate (e.g., flooding, ice storms and heat waves).
  • highlight key community partners and stakeholders who will be requested to review and contribute to the paper (including those listed in Workplan #8)
  • identify climate adaptation actions which may address components in other CEAP workplans including Workplan #6, “Implementing Natural and Engineered Climate Solutions and Carbon Capture”.
  • highlight the past and current actions taking place by city administration and community partners
  • recognize the local experts and knowledge keepers who live and work in London and contribute to the solutions needed to address these challenges.




Engage with community resources and organizations

There are many opportunities in London to take climate action, prepare for severe weather, and make London more resilient to climate change. Engage with the environmental organizations below to learn about the Climate Emergency Action Plan, share your ideas and experiences, and help reduce greenhouse gases.




Provide comments

If you have a comment about London’s Climate Emergency Action Plan, please leave your comments below. 

You can also contact the project team by emailing climateaction@london.ca

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