Action Alert: Climate Action Now in City Budget

Sign our petition at the bottom!

London’s climate is changing. Gradually, the weather is getting wetter, hotter and more severe. Our city is subject to more frequent intense weather events such as flooding, heat waves, severe thunderstorms, ice storms and snowstorms.

This past January 2020, we saw a record breaking rainfall and homeowners facing flooded basements. These extreme weather events will only continue to increase, and London needs a plan (and funding) for climate action in this multi-year budget cycle to address and mitigate these events.

A once-in-a-generation opportunity

London City Council is about to debate and decide on a new multi-year budget. This is the major finance document that will shape the size and character of our city for the next four years, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the highest accepted scientific authority on climate change, estimates that we have 10 years to avoid catastrophic damage.

These next four years are crucial in the battle against climate change.

The new multi-year budget will have a dramatic impact on whether we as a city do our fair share to tackle the climate crisis. It’s all hands on deck, and cities like London have an opportunity to lead the way in the transition to a climate-friendly world. In other words, the new budget must be London’s temporary climate emergency plan (until a final climate emergency plan is published).

Don’t dismay! We have solutions and a clear way forward.

The City of London has several plans in place, but one in particular is called the Community Energy Action Plan which outlines quite clearly the previous targets and actions the City has undertaken to address climate change. They also have plans to create a new Climate Emergency Action Plan for 2020.

The City of London even released a Climate Change Emergency - Update from staff about immediate actions to undetake such as a net-zero by 2050 target, a CEET screening tool (Climate Emergency Evaluation Tool), and advocate to federal and provincial governments for climate action. But all those plans and the subsequent determined actions require funding in order to function.

What can you do to help?

Sign our petition! We know the City of London is leaning in the right direction, but we need to show City Hall how important climate action is to the residents of London and push them to do more. There are lots of business cases in this budget that relate to climate action and we need to let Councillors know how important those actions are. The reality is, if we don’t speak up and tell our political leaders what we want, the work won’t get done.

We also need you to call or email your Councillor to talk to them about your priorities. Find out easy ways you can connect to your Councillor by clicking here.

Sign the petition below to ask City Council to take action on the environment and climate change by allocating funding towards climate action in this year's multi-year budget.

Who's signing

Tim Hartley
Bev Tyrrell
Nelson Rivera Walteros
Therese Hutchinson
Don Millar
Shelley Carr
David Bobier
Tim Mayo
Jim Kogelheide
Susan Price
Marcus Savard
Andrea Avila
Douglas Taylor
Christopher DeGroot
Jacob Damstra
chris cull
Brianna McKelvie
David Heap
Janice Elliott
Rita Vilis
Pamela Reid
Lauren Munn
Lynn Brown
Rob MacDougall
Kevin Heslop
Margie O'Connor
Stacey Coll
262 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Tim Hartley
    signed via 2020-01-25 20:24:35 -0500
  • Bev Tyrrell
    signed 2020-01-25 13:49:32 -0500
  • Nelson Rivera Walteros
    signed 2020-01-25 13:25:43 -0500
  • Therese Hutchinson
    signed 2020-01-25 13:03:21 -0500
  • Don Millar
    signed 2020-01-25 12:42:42 -0500
    We need a good Environmental plan and a good Climate Emergency Plan.
  • Shell
    @calliope4112 tweeted link to this page. 2020-01-25 08:06:49 -0500
    Action Alert: Climate Action Now in City Budget - Sign the @LondonEnviroNet petition calling on @CityofLdnOnt Council to fully fund Business Case 5A+B (& a few other environmental cases) to show their support for the #environment & #climateaction #ldnont
  • Shelley Carr
    signed 2020-01-25 08:06:35 -0500
  • David Bobier
    signed 2020-01-24 21:09:09 -0500
    David Bobier
  • Tim Mayo
    signed 2020-01-24 17:44:47 -0500
  • Jim Kogelheide
    signed 2020-01-24 14:47:03 -0500
  • Susan Price
    signed 2020-01-24 11:29:06 -0500
  • Marcus Savard
    signed 2020-01-24 11:25:28 -0500
  • Andrea Avila
    signed 2020-01-24 09:17:08 -0500
  • Douglas Taylor
    signed 2020-01-24 09:00:11 -0500
  • Christopher DeGroot
    signed via 2020-01-24 08:55:23 -0500
  • Jacob Damstra
    @jacobdamstra tweeted link to this page. 2020-01-24 08:34:44 -0500
    Action Alert: Climate Action Now in City Budget - Sign the @LondonEnviroNet petition calling on @CityofLdnOnt Council to fully fund Business Case 5A+B (& a few other environmental cases) to show their support for the #environment & #climateaction #ldnont
  • Jacob Damstra
    signed 2020-01-24 08:34:11 -0500
  • chris cull
    signed 2020-01-24 07:12:58 -0500
  • Brianna McKelvie
    signed 2020-01-24 07:11:24 -0500
  • David Heap
    @DavidHeap tweeted link to this page. 2020-01-24 07:00:54 -0500
    Action Alert: Climate Action Now in City Budget - Sign the @LondonEnviroNet petition calling on @CityofLdnOnt Council to fully fund Business Case 5A+B (& a few other environmental cases) to show their support for the #environment & #climateaction #ldnont
  • David Heap
    signed 2020-01-24 07:00:38 -0500
  • Janice Elliott
    signed 2020-01-23 21:39:18 -0500
  • Rita Vilis
    signed 2020-01-23 18:29:25 -0500
    Environmental projects need to begin this year! I saw lots of plans for 2023, not so much for this year…
  • Pamela Reid
    signed 2020-01-23 16:51:24 -0500
  • Lauren Munn
    signed 2020-01-23 15:30:50 -0500
    Lauren Munn
  • Lynn Brown
    signed 2020-01-23 15:09:41 -0500
    Lynn Brown
  • Rob MacDougall
    signed 2020-01-23 14:32:18 -0500
  • Kevin Heslop
    signed 2020-01-23 13:08:03 -0500
  • Margie O'Connor
    signed 2020-01-23 13:06:02 -0500
  • Stacey Coll
    signed 2020-01-23 12:58:23 -0500


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