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Sadiq Aman Khan is a British politician who has served as the Mayor of London since 2016. He was previously a Member of Parliament (MP) for Tooting from 2005 until 2016. A member of the Labour Party, Khan is on the party's soft left and has been ideologically characterised as a social democrat. 


Born in Tooting, South London, to a working-class British Pakistani family, Khan earned a law degree from the University of North London. He subsequently worked as a solicitor specialising in human rights





Dear Mayor,


As an influential representative of the people of London responsible for a great many historic buildings, the health of the resident citizens, and also caretaker of the public purse, could we ask you to be especially vigilant against increasing the carbon footprint of our fair city and adding to air pollution within your geographical remit.


Britain is aiming to be at 1990 carbon levels by 2050. That goal relies on sustainable practices and sustainability equals circular economic practices, where trading on the stock markets should represent investing in a clean future for our children. Massive profits for some and slavery for others is morally reprehensible, generating excesses that are not zero carbon friendly.


Building expensive homes, where we cannot house low wage earners, is economic lunacy and un-sustainable. This is elitist politics, rather than an equal opportunities bedrock - that should prevail in the interests of democracy. The new goal is a Circular Economy.


These are particularly difficult times, where public funding is under scrutiny against overspending, but such international issues as global warming should still be targeted for attention. We would then expect grants of planning permission for houses that are both affordable and zero carbon - to reduce global warming - and that means smaller houses with a proportionally smaller carbon footprint.


Thank you for taking the time to read this message and we look forward to seeing many sustainable decisions in the future and perhaps hearing your views on such proposals, when you have a spare moment.


Yours Faithfully




Climate Change Trust
















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