Low Carbon Economy

Meeting:

Mayor's Question Time

Date:

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Reference:

Question 2016/2044

Main question

Leonie Cooper

What steps will you take to support London's low carbon economy?


Answer

The Mayor

As stated in my manifesto, I will work to establish London as a leader in low-carbon innovation and industry by establishing a stronger low carbon policy framework and an extensive portfolio of climate change programmes that together will create market opportunities for businesses and jobs for Londoners in this sector.

I will work with the London Sustainable Development Commission (LSDC) to understand the type and nature of support that London's low carbon businesses need to flourish in this growing market. This will include developing the LSDC's London Cleantech Cluster concept aimed at establishing London as a world leader in cleantech.

And to ensure that London is well placed to continue leading the world in new low-carbon technologies and industries, creating the jobs and businesses of the future, I will support London's younger generations, through programmes such as the Low Carbon Entrepreneur, to tackle our important environmental challenges and in so doing create the businesses and jobs of the future.