The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan declares a climate emergency – South Asia Time

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan declares a climate emergency

 June 25, 2019  

London — The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has declared a climate emergency. As part of London’s response to this, the first ever London Climate Action Week will be held from 1-8 July.

According to the press note from the portal of The Mayor of London, the week will bring together London’s climate expertise and talent from across sectors to run events across the city focused on taking local, national and international action. These events will highlight the scaling up of practical solutions and identifying new solutions to help cut our carbon emissions to keep global temperature increases within 1.5C and support the Paris Agreement.

The Mayor is working with E3G and other partners to convene events by Londoners, businesses, civil society groups and local, national and international governments.

London is a world leader in climate action with a diverse concentration of businesses, NGOs and academic institutions working with governments and communities to develop and deliver solutions. Its businesses and organisations are a hub of expertise in finding solutions to cutting carbon emissions and adapting to the impact of climate change both locally and globally.

The city is on a pathway to become zero carbon, and Londoners are taking low carbon actions every day.

London Climate Action Week will focus on:

  • community action and business leadership on climate
  • clean energy and energy efficiency
  • adaptation and resilience
  • climate finance and investment
  • legal, engineering and other environmental consultancy services
  • low emission transport
  • London’s role in driving UK and international climate leadership