Since 2003, the City of London has used energy efficiency and conservation practices to tackle air quality and climate change. The City of London is an active participant within the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Partners for Climate Protection program and the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy program.
This includes tracking and reporting on energy use and associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in London through our annual Community Energy & Greenhouse Gas Inventory report. As of 2015, London’s total GHG emissions are eight percent below 1990 levels.
In 2014, the City of London has updated its community-focussed strategy, through the The Community Energy Action Plan. This plan aligns London’s emission reduction goals to Ontario’s goals, including a 15 percent reduction in total GHG emissions from 1990 levels by 2020.
Municipal government is also committed to reduce its own environmental impact. The City’s energy-related GHG emissions are now over 50 percent lower than they were in 2007. Through its Corporate Energy Management Program, the City is aiming to reduce its total energy use by 10 percent from 2014 levels by 2020.