Combined funding of ten million pounds has been allocated to green projects which will help create up to 1,000 new jobs while cleaning up the capital’s air and tackling climate change.
Announced by Mayor Sadiq Khan, the money comes from London’s Green New Deal fund and will support programmes which make homes more energy efficient; promote walking, cycling and electric vehicles; improve access to green spaces and create job opportunities in the green economy.
Mr Khan said: “I am delighted to be investing £10 million in projects that will create green collar jobs in London as part of our Green New Deal that will both support our economic recovery from COVID, and tackle inequalities faced in our city.
“The funding will directly help those most likely to experience cold and damp homes, and also support Londoners with limited access to green space. We must rebuild our city post COVID so that it’s cleaner, greener and fairer.
“With just under a year to go until the UK hosts COP26, the government this week set out its ambition for meeting its climate targets, but this can only be achieved if the Government gives cities the power and funding they need to deliver.
“We have a proven track record that shows when cities are empowered to deliver, they are given the ability to deliver the transformation that we need to our economy and society.”