Along with 4 other cities in the UK, 5 cities in Australia, and 6 cities in the US, London has upped the pressure on their national government to adopt climate policies commensurate with the climate emergency.
Speaking as City Hall outlined its new climate change plan, London mayor Sadiq Khan said he was implementing measures to protect people from floods, fires and the political upheaval caused by climate change. He accused central government of “dragging its feet” on dealing with these issues.
“We are in the midst of a climate emergency which poses a threat to our health, our planet and our children and grandchildren’s future,” Khan told the Guardian. “City Hall is doing everything in our power to mitigate the risk in London but the stark reality is that we need urgent government action and funding.”
See more about London in this Guardian article.
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