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Letter to the Mayor on embodied carbon

Date published: 
30 January 2019

The opening of the letter to the Mayor reads:

"London has a monumental challenge to reduce its carbon emissions in response to the current climate emergency.

"We welcome your zero carbon city goal. However, following the IPPC report which prompted the Assembly to agree a Climate Emergency motion and your subsequent pledge, this target will need to be brought forward from 2050 and you will need additional powers and funding from Government to make it possible.

"If London is to meet this ambitious carbon reduction goal, while also tackling the severe housing crisis, reducing embodied carbon must be a priority."

Read the full letter to find out the Environment Committee's recommendations for action.

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