London on course to become one of the greenest and most sustainable cities

London, one of the busiest cities in the world, is aiming to become one of the greenest and most sustainable cities in the world thanks to a raft of new initiatives.

With London’s population projected to reach 10 million by 2030, the need to create a fully sustainable city is crucial to its future.

Next year, London will become the first-ever National Park City – a project that will push for half of the city area to consist of green and blue spaces – parks and bodies of water – by 2050. The figure is currently at 47%.

The initiative has also received the backing of London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who has put the environment top of his agenda since taking office in 2016. He has also brought in a Greener City Fund with £9 million dedicated to funding green initiatives. Currently, grants include a community garden next to a school relocated following the fire at Grenfell Tower in 2017.

In the below video, London resident and environmental geography student, Tess Brett explores some of the ways in which London is embracing sustainability and being green.

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea

One thought on “London on course to become one of the greenest and most sustainable cities

  1. I’ve been following this ever since I saw on Facebook that Daniel Raven-Ellison had floated the idea. Millions of us must have had our first nature experience by the river or in the great parks of London … now to join up all the dots.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.