Tag Archives: London

Can city leaders succeed where national politicians fail?

Victoria Square BirminghamThis first appeared in Breakthrough Birmingham: outputs from the UK Green Building Council city summit 2016.

If you despair about the lack of sustainability leadership from Westminster, you may have higher hopes for what city leaders can achieve. London’s mayoral candidates are currently competing to be greener than each other. We haven’t seen this in national politics since 2010 when Cameron ran for election on an explicitly green ticket. But that’s the rub. It proved only a short term boost to UK sustainability. So, are green promises from city leaders likely to be any longer lived? Read more

My proposals for a Greener London: Sian Berry

Mayoral Candidate Photoshoot - Richmond.jpgLast month we launched Greener London with eight other environmental organisations, a set of 20 practical actions for the next mayor that together would make London a greener, fairer and better place to live and work.

In the lead up to the London mayoral election, we are publishing blogs from candidates, laying out their plans for a Greener London.

Today’s post is from Green Party candidate Sian Berry.

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What I want for London: a healthy and sustainable food system

 

Last month we launcComposition with assorted raw organic vegetableshed Greener London with eight other environmental organisations, a set of 20 practical actions for the next mayor that together would make London a greener, fairer and better place to live and work.

While mayoral candidates are outlining their plans for the city, we also asked people from organisations active in the capital to tell us the one thing they’d like to see for a greener London.

Today we hear from Sofia Parente, London Food Link Officer at Sustain.

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My proposals for a Greener London: Sadiq Khan MP

Sadiq headshotLast month we launched Greener London with eight other environmental organisations, a set of 20 practical actions for the next mayor that together would make London a greener, fairer and better place to live and work.

Starting today, with exactly a month to go until the London mayoral election, we will be publishing blogs from candidates which will lay out their plans for a Greener London.

Today we hear from Labour candidate Sadiq Khan MP.

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What I want for London: more efficient buildings

London, Canary Wharf (blue hour)This week we published Greener London, with eight other leading environment groups, setting out 20 practical actions for the next mayor of London. Tomorrow, mayoral candidates will be quizzed by Londoners at our Greener London hustings. 

We’ve asked people working at organisations active in the city to tell us the one thing they want for a greener London. Today’s post is by Sarah Williams of the Aldersgate Group. Read more

What I want for London: road pricing

londontrafficFotaliaFeb08100This week we’ve launched Greener London with eight other environmental organisations, a set of 20 practical actions for the next mayor that together would make London a greener, fairer and better place to live and work. And, at our Greener London hustings on 4 March, Londoners get their chance to quiz mayoral candidates on their plans.

We’ve also asked people from organisations active in the capital to tell us the one thing they’d like to see for a greener London.

Today, it’s the turn of Dr Ashok Sinha, chief executive of the London Cycling Campaign. Read more

How London is shifting the nature debate

Vauxhall Pocket Park Piazza 2 credit Vauxhall OneThis post is by Peter Massini, principal policy officer – green infrastructure, at the Greater London Authority. He writes here in a personal capacity.

The natural environment sector shares a general aim: the protection, conservation and improvement of nature. It has had some notable successes, mainly relating to the protection and enhancement of the most special parts of the natural environment. But, despite the array of policies, protocols and projects the sector has helped to develop and deliver, most of us would admit we haven’t been as successful as we would have liked. Most indicators show many UK habitats and species continuing to decline. Read more