Rob Blackie pictured with Liberal Democrat activists in a park

A Green Recovery

Now more than ever, we need a green recovery.

After eight years of Sadiq Khan in charge, his legacy will be a new motorway under the Thames, abysmal progress towards climate change targets and sewage being dumped in the Thames.

My plan of action

I’ve worked on environmental issues my whole life, from helping launch a recycling company, campaigning to cut sewage in the Thames, and working for the UN Climate Change Convention. I believe that in tackling climate change and environmental issues we can unlock opportunities. Our green recovery will create good jobs, save households money and make our neighbourhoods more beautiful. Good for the environment, good for Londoners.
A green park is pictured with a blue sky and people relaxing on grass

My pledge to you

As Liberal Democrat Mayor, I will:

  • Work to stop sewage being dumped into our rivers
  • Increase the number of electric car charging points
  • Work to make the new Sadiq Khan motorway at Silvertown more sustainable 
  • Develop a London Renewable energy scheme, where Londoners are paid up to £500 to install solar panels, paid back by allowing London government to sell this electricity back to the grid.
  • Use the London Plan to encourage local authorities to extend permitted development rights so that it is easier to install heat pumps, insulation and solar.
  • Call for a new tax on private plane and helicopter flights using London airspace, to help fund public transport. 
  • Offer pointless patches of grass owned by London government to local people as allotment space.
  • Give spare London government land to local people as allotment space

Click here to read our manifesto in full.


Rob Blackie and Liberal Democrat activists pictured holding a blue road sign with text that reads 'Sadiq Khan Motorway'

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