Sadiq Khan sets up £50m fund to reduce emissions in London

(The Guardian, 17 Feb 2020) Mayor, who is up for re-election, promises to make the capital carbon neutral by 2030

London mayor Sadiq Khan is to spend £50m on a Green New Deal for London as part of a pledge to make the UK capital carbon neutral by 2030.

The mayor, who faces the electorate in May, said the announcement highlights his commitment to tackling the climate crisis and improving London’s dangerous levels of air pollution.

“I’m unapologetic at how ambitious my plans are for a Green New Deal for London because we can’t afford not to be ambitious when it comes to saving our planet,” Khan told the Guardian.

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The Guardian, : Sadiq Khan sets up £50m fund to reduce emissions in London