Put together by Green Alliance and a coalition of the UK’s leading environmental groups including The National Trust, WWF, RSPB and Greenpeace, Greener London presented the big ideas and practical means to make the capital a greener, fairer and better place to live and work.
The report challenged the next mayor to commit to improving conditions for those who live and work in the capital, by tackling the huge problems of air pollution and declining green spaces, and by creating clean energy and transport systems by the end of their first term in 2020.
Our Greener London Hustings on 4 March 2016 gave four of the mayoral candidates the opportunity to directly respond to the challenges set out in the report.
Overall, the candidates responded very positively to our challenges, all making new green commitments on solar power, the appointment of a green infrastructure commissioner and cleaner transport. And, after his election as mayor, one of Sadiq Khan’s first major announcements was a promise to act on the capital’s air pollution.