Zero-emission zones to be brought forward?

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In the final draft of the Mayor of London’s Environment Strategy, Sadiq Khan says he wants to bring forward the introduction of zero-emission zones in some parts of the capital from 2025 to 2020.

Ambitious targets include the capital becoming a zero-carbon city and at least 50% green by 2050. The Mayor calls on Government to help deliver his vision for London, and requests extra powers to help him achieve his goals.

For the first time, this strategy brings together approaches to every aspect of London’s environment in one integrated document.

The publication follows one of City Hall’s largest ever strategy consultations with almost 3,000 Londoners and 370 stakeholders responding to the draft Strategy launched last August.

Sadiq 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.”