GLA press release: Mayor outlines massive opportunities to create ‘green economy’ for London. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today (Tuesday 25 November) outlined his vision to create a thriving green economy, become more energy efficient to help cash-strapped households cut energy bills and make London a more pleasant place to live.
In the Mayor’s first major speech on the environment since being elected, he set out his priorities on how London can cut carbon emissions by 60 per cent by 2025 and make the city a ‘greener’, more civilised place to live and work. Speaking at the Environment Agency”s annual conference, the Mayor stressed that London was ideally positioned to lead in turning today’s environmental challenges into real economic opportunities.
He outlined how London’s economy could benefit through 1000s of new Ëœgreen collar’ jobs, by leading in the adoption of new energy technologies and by energy savings from energy efficiency measures in homes and businesses. He emphasised that London’s global competitiveness would continue to turn on London being an attractive place to live and work.
ref: GLA website