- Urgent investments need to be made to protect our city from storms and flooding caused by climate change.
- Cities are on the front lines of extreme weather; from planning infrastructure, to ensuring community safety during an event, to cleaning up the damage after a storm has passed.
- Storms and flooding are becoming increasingly severe, and the costs of dealing with the impacts continue to rise. By 2020, extreme weather caused by climate change will cost Canada $5 billion annually – forecast to reach a staggering $43 billion by 2050.
- London is a leader in addressing emissions and planning for climate resiliency, but the need far outweighs what cities can do on their own.
- The next federal government needs to provide the tools to empower cities to adapt to climate change, and protect families and businesses from extreme weather events.
- Cities plan infrastructure far into the future, often a decade or more advance, and need to be able to rely on stable, predictable federal investments.
- Helping cities prepare for the worsening effects of climate change is the best way to achieve national emissions targets and ensure safe communities for decades to come.
- If elected, how would you and your party empower London to address and prepare for climate change and severe weather?