Climate Emergency Action Plan

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2024 Update Report is now available

Check the latest CEAP Update Report to Council, as of January 16, 2024.


2023 Progress Report

Check the 2023 Progress Report to Council on recent updates in CEAP, as of May 2023.


2022 Progress Report

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

2024 Update Report is now available

Check the latest CEAP Update Report to Council, as of January 16, 2024.


2023 Progress Report

Check the 2023 Progress Report to Council on recent updates in CEAP, as of May 2023.


2022 Progress Report

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

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

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    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 Work Plan #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 #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.
  • On April 12, 2022, Council approved London’s Climate Emergency Action Plan.

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    This winter and spring, City staff continued to engage with Londoners on the draft Climate Emergency Action Plan (CEAP) and received more valuable feedback. Based on the comments received, the CEAP and its Areas of Focus implementation workplans provide a strong foundation of milestone targets, actions, shared leadership and support for continuous improvement of the CEAP. Expedient implementation of the CEAP was encouraged by the majority of those who provided feedback on the draft document.

    With this additional engagement period, the City heard from residents, businesses, and organizations about the draft plan and workplans and prepared a report on the comments and feedback that was provided by residents, businesses, and organizations.

    On April 12, 2022, Council received this report and approved London’s Climate Emergency Action Plan.

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

    This is a critical moment for London’s response to climate change. The CEAP includes 59 Categories of Actions and contains over 200 actions, ranging from basic to complex actions, across the 10 Areas of Focus. Several actions are designed to start in 2022 or are already under way. Other actions will start in 2023 and some in 2024.

    Community feedback will be an ongoing part of the CEAP as it is implemented. The website getinvolved.london.ca/climate will continue to be updated about the progress and opportunities of the CEAP, and more information will be posted as actions take place.

    There are several current initiatives that you can participate in and comment on. Get involved and help us respond to the climate emergency together. Some of these other initiatives by the City include the Mobility Master Plan and ReThink Zoning. A full list of initiatives open for comments can be viewed at getinvolved.london.ca

  • Draft Climate Emergency Action Plan to go to Committee of Council February 8, 2022

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    Over the course of the last year two years, the City has collected ideas and feedback from residents and businesses helping develop London’s Climate Emergency Action Plan (CEAP). A report to Council’s Strategic Priorities and Policy Committee on February 8, 2022 provides an update on the plan’s engagement and development to date.

    Thank you to everyone who provided input into the development of the Climate Emergency Action Plan to help London move towards net-zero emissions and become a more resilient community.

    The draft plan is supported by ten implementation workplans:

    • Engaging, Inspiring and Learning from People
    • Taking Action Now (Household Actions)
    • Transforming Buildings & Development
    • Transforming Mobility & Transportation
    • Transforming Consumption & Waste as Part of the Circular Economy
    • Implementing Natural & Engineered Climate Solutions & Carbon Capture
    • Demonstrating Leadership in Municipal Processes & Collaborations
    • Adapting & Making London More Resilient
    • Advancing Knowledge, Research & Innovation
    • Measuring, Monitoring & Providing Feedback


    The workplans are included at the end of the draft Climate Emergency Action Plan, which is in the “Documents” section of this webpage.

    The City is continuing to collect comments from residents and businesses as staff further refine the CEAP and plans for implementing ongoing community engagement.

    You can leave a comment on this webpage at getinvolved.london.ca/climate or email the project team at climateaction@london.ca

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