Sadiq Khan was elected for a second term as Mayor of London in May 2021. He was previously an MP for Tooting, South London for 11 years and served as Shadow Secretary of State for Justice from May 2010 and Shadow Minister for London from 2013.
Mayor Khan has declared a climate emergency and described it as one of the biggest threats we face today. In response, he has set an ambition for London to be net zero by 2030. He has also committed to a Green New Deal for London and to ensuring that there is a just transition in the capital from fossil fuel intensive industries to climate solutions. He supports combining a strong economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic with actions necessary to tackle the climate emergency and to create jobs and opportunities for all Londoners.
In doing so he is clear that London’s recovery from Covid-19 must ensure nobody is left behind. He understands that no one organisation or sector can tackle these challenges alone.
This approach led Mayor Khan to set up the London Recovery Board. The initiative brings together representatives from business, public sector agencies and civil society to tackle the inequalities exposed by the pandemic and build a fairer, greener, more prosperous London. The London Recovery Board’s ambition is to double the size of the green economy in London by 2030, helping to kick-start significant job growth over the next decade.