Mayor of London Boris Johnson has said London is ready to embrace a green future.
In a speech at the Environment Agency’s annual conference, he outlined how the capital could benefit from new ‘green collar’ jobs and businesses reduce costs of their offices in London.
Mr Johnson noted “opportunities for new jobs in rolling out low-carbon technologies and programmes such as building installed with measures to make them more energy efficient”.
He described climate change as a “major threat” but one that created “new opportunities for us as a city”.
“London’s competitiveness with other global cities turns on what London is like not just to do business, but to live, work and play,” he said.
Meanwhile, London office developer Francis Projects has been given planning approval for a new generation of eco-skyscraper.
Once complete, the 130m tall Vauxhall Sky Gardens will wear its green credentials on its sleeve – it will feature two three-storey gardens, inside.