12 global cities commit to create green and healthy streets by 2030

12 global cities commit to create green and healthy streets by 2030

The mayors of London, Paris, Los Angeles, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Quito, Vancouver, Mexico City, Milan, Seattle, Auckland and Cape Town have committed to a series of ambitious targets to make their cities greener, healthier and more prosperous. By signing the C40 Fossil-Fuel-Free Streets Declaration, the pioneering city leaders pledged to procure only zero-emission buses from 2025 and ensure that a major area of their city is zero emission by 2030. The policies are designed to fight air pollution, improve the quality of life for all citizens and help tackle the global threat of climate change.

Signatories to the declaration “envision a future where walking, cycling, and shared transport are how the majority of citizens move around our cities.”¬† They¬†will report back every two years on the progress they are making towards the goals of the C40 Declaration.

This is an extract from an article first published on Ecowatch.

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