Mayor Khan: “We’re at a crossroads moment for our city and for our planet”

Preparing for the Cop26 summit in Glasgow, mayor of London Sadiq Khan keeps on warning the world regarding climate crisis and that now is the final moment to meet the Paris Agreement.

If temperatures continue to rise at current rates, the London Underground could become unbearably hot for more than one month a year, while many buildings like hospitals and schools are in great risk of flooding.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan stated via social media: “We’re at a crossroads moment for our city and for our planet. If we do nothing, we’ll sleepwalk into a climate catastrophe. London is doing everything we can to make sure our planet is fit for future generations. But we can’t do this alone. I’m calling on the Government—as well as cities, businesses and governments around the world—to match London’s ambitions”.

Mayor Khan has officially launched a city-wide campaign to inspire all Londoners to take action. One of the goals is also to control the air pollution. He stated on this matter: “I’m determined for London to be a world leader in tackling the twin dangers of air pollution and the climate emergency so that we can deliver a brighter future for London – one that’s greener, fairer and more prosperous for everyone. That’s why I’ve committed to making London a zero-carbon city by 2030… I also want London to be a zero-pollution city so that no child has to grow up in our city breathing toxic air.”

 

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