LONDON, ONT. — The City of London, Ont. is launching a new online tool called the Climate Action Plan Simulator, which will allow participants build their own action plan for their community and share ideas.
The simulator will guide participants through different ways London can take city-wide action, such as building retrofits, transportation choices and reducing waste and develop a road map to reach the city’s goal of reducing current greenhouse gas emissions by about one million tonnes, or 30 per cent. Reaching this target by 2030 is London’s first major milestone on the way to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, indicates a release.
Input shared through the online tool will be used to help develop London’s Climate Emergency Action Plan.
The city has partnered with eDemocracy Network, a Canadian non-profit organization, to build and use their Climate Action Plan Simulator online. It will be one of the first Canadian cities to use this digital platform in developing a Climate Emergency Action Plan.
Residents and businesses can access the Climate Action Plan Simulator online at londonclimate.ethelo.net.
“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.” said Jamie Skimming, manager of community energy initiatives at the City of London, in a statement. “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.”