A More Natural Capital

13th October 2021

London’s Mayor must create a greener, healthier and more resilient capital city.

In ‘A Cleaner, Greener London?’ – the More Natural Capital coalition presents an assessment of progress in the first 100 days of the Mayor’s second term – download it below:

The first 100 days – a review of progress 

The coalition’s assessment concludes that the Mayor has made good progress in the first 100 days of his new term but there have been “some significant inconsistencies and concerns”.  The assessment gives the Mayor 9 green, 19 amber and 6 red ratings on a range of actions.  Particular concern is expressed over his “continued commitment to the damaging and outmoded Silvertown Tunnel” which the coalition believes overshadows other good intentions.

Backstory

In advance of the Mayoral and Assembly elections which took place on 6 May, a group of 19 leading environmental organisations, convened by CPRE London, produced a joint manifesto outlining ambitious programmes of action needed in London to reduce pollution and waste, improve health and wellbeing, secure nature’s recovery and tackle climate change.

In the run up to the elections we campaigned to persuade all the candidates to adopt our agenda including by participating in a Mayoral Environment Debate on Wednesday 21 April.  If you missed this event you can see a recording here. 

The debate was preceded by a short but powerful video by Greenpeace campaigner Lisa Thomson on young Londoners’ priorities for the next Mayor which you can see here.

With the events of the past year, urgent action is needed now more than ever before to deliver A More Natural Capital – as our Director, Neil Sinden explains in this guest blog. 

You can download the manifesto below:

A More Natural Capital Manifesto

 

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The legacy of Ethel’s vision and determination lives on thanks to the continued efforts of the Friends of the Peak District, and she remains an inspiration to everyone within CPRE