The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has revealed his strategy to improve London’s environment.
The strategy outlines Khan’s plans for making the city a greener, cleaner and healthier place by targeting London’s toxic air, increasing its green cover and making the city carbon free by 2050.
In a statement he said “this will be achieved with energy efficient buildings, clean transport and energy and increasing recycling”, which according to Khan will “improve London’s green spaces, clean up its air, and help safeguard the health and wellbeing of all Londoners”.
Khan said: “I’m delighted that so many Londoners have got involved and given their feedback on the future of London’s environment. In order to protect it for future generations, we must take tough action now – we have already done some fantastic work, but there is lots more to do, and we need all Londoners, and the government, to play their part.”
He added: “This strategy sets out my plans to clean up our filthy air with bold new air quality measures, tackle waste and promote cleaner energy so we can make London a healthier city that adapts to the impacts of climate change.
“By continuing to invest in our environment and work with boroughs and communities, we can improve the health and wellbeing of everyone living in London.”