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