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London’s Climate Action Plan Simulator is a new online tool launching today that lets participants build their own action plan for their community and share ideas with the City of London.
The Climate Action Plan Simulator guides participants through different ways London can take city-wide action, such as building retrofits, transportation choices, and reducing waste. With each action, participants develop a road map to reach London’s goal of reducing current greenhouse gas emissions by about 1 million tonnes, or 30% below current levels. Reaching this target by 2030 is London’s first major milestone on the way to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Input shared through this online tool will be used to help develop London’s Climate Emergency Action Plan.
“The new Climate Action Plan Simulator allows Londoners to see in real time the impact different actions might have, and how they can be used together to respond to climate change.” says Jamie Skimming, Manager of Community Energy Initiatives at the City of London. “As we develop our community’s Climate Emergency Action Plan this winter, we are continuing to explore new ways we can engage Londoners to collect ideas and feedback.”
The City of London has partnered with eDemocracy Network, a Canadian non-profit organization, to build and use their Climate Action Plan Simulator online. London will be one of the first Canadian cities to use this digital platform in developing a Climate Emergency Action Plan.
“London is building an important response to climate change,” says Ben West, Executive Director of eDemocracy Network. “This new online tool lets Londoners engage from home and help develop the actions we can take together to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions."
Build your action plan for London - Residents and businesses can use the Climate Action Plan Simulator online at londonclimate.ethelo.net.
Get involved - Londoners can continue to learn more about the Climate Emergency Action Plan and provide feedback this winter at getinvolved.london.ca/climate.
Connect directly - Events and in-person opportunities to participate have been impacted by COVID-19, but individuals and groups hoping to connect with staff directly can email firstname.lastname@example.org.