Climate Change in London and Area
- City of London Community Energy Action Plan: This Plan focuses on actions to change how energy is used in the City and how these changes will reduce greenhouse gas emissions. On page 4, you will see the “Priorities.” How will each of these Priorities change energy use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions? On page 7, you will see a number of actions organized by kinds of buildings and transportation; what other ideas can you think of for changing energy use and reducing greenhouse gas emissions? The charts on Page 8 show the trends in greenhouse gas emissions and costs.
- Understanding The Data, Background Document for the Community Energy Action Plan (City of London): This document provides some excellent information on climate change in London:
- On pages 7 to 9, a summary of some of the ways in which the changing climate will affect the weather on London.
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- energy use trends in London since 1990;
- greenhouse gas emission trends in London since 1990;
- for London, sources of energy and how energy is used;
- scenarios for energy use in transportation and buildings.
- Vulnerability of London’s Infrastructure to Climate Change: The infrastructure referred to here are the facilities and structures that help manage water that comes from rain and from the melting of snow. In the last 30 years London has had five severe flooding occurrences (March 1977, September 1986, July 2000, April and December 2008). Climate change is causing more extreme weather events; the concern is that current infrastructure cannot handle these — resulting in more frequent and more severe floods. This webpage provides a brief summary.
- The Health Impacts of Climate Change in Middlesex-London: Health risks from climate change are growing for people living in Middlesex County and London and actions are needed to address potential impacts. General warming is expected to lead to specific health risks; for example, more smog in southern Ontario in the absence of further pollutant emissions controls. You can download the Summary Report or the Full Report at:
Some organizations you might want to contact in conducting your inquiry and finding out about environmental action in London: