The Mayor invests £10m in Green New Deal
– to boost green jobs, tackle the climate emergency and address inequalities.
The first phase of the fund will secure around 1,000 jobs for Londoners, and support the green industries that are crucial to meeting the city’s climate targets and recover from the economic and social impacts of COVID-19. The press release for the programme is here. It will be in three areas:
- Decarbonising the Built Environment
Tackling emissions from heating and powering London’s buildings. Programmes will make homes more energy efficient and ensure London is supplied with more green energy through district energy networks and other clean sources such as solar.
- Green Transport and Public Realm
Tackling transport emissions and encouraging walking, cycling and electric vehicles. Projects will also improve access to green spaces and the natural environment while increasing London’s resilience and adaptation to climate change impacts.
- Green Foundations
Supporting growth of new and existing businesses in the green economy. Projects will create job opportunities and develop skills for Londoners to exploit the opportunities that the transition to a low carbon circular economy represents.
So what opportunities for Haringey?