Sadiq Khan unveils air quality strategy

17th May 2018

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has presented his environment strategy to the London Assembly, which includes “bold” measures to improve air quality in the Capital.

His strategy outlines plans to target toxic air and increase clean transport and energy to make London greener, cleaner and healthier, boosting the wellbeing of all the city’s residents.

The Mayor has revealed plans to introduce zero-emission zones in some town centres in 2020 – five years earlier than originally planned – in order to hasten the rollout of electric vehicles.

He plans for London to be a zero-carbon city by 2050.

The new document was drawn up in consultation with 3,000 Londoners and 370 stakeholders, and will now be considered by the London Assembly before final publication in the coming weeks.

Khan said: “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.”

Read more on the Mayor on London’s website.