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London Environment Strategy plans to make capital ‘50% green’ by 2050

A draft of the London Environment Strategy has reveals plans to make the city “50% green” by 2050.

Mayor Sadiq Khan and the deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy, Shirley Rodrigues proposed the plan which will help see London become the world’s first National Park City.

The 14-week consultation for the plan begins this month, and the strategy is open to suggestions through the London Gov website.

The report suggests the use of green infrastructure to achieve this, including the increased access to public green space and the development of designed landscapes, green roofs and walls.

In a blog written for the Huffington Post, Rodrigues said: “Becoming a National Park City means that the majority of London will be green. We’ll be planting trees, installing rooftop gardens and making sure planning regulations are used to protect the Green Belt.

“These initiatives will boost our already impressive green infrastructure – our famous Royal Parks, our much-loved community gardens and our outstanding urban nature reserves.”

She added: “Making London a National Park City will improve the health of all Londoners, as well as boost quality of life, conserve wildlife, help to mitigate climate change and attract thousands of visitors.”

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