London Mayor Sadiq Khan has made headlines for environmental policy in the past, with expansions to London’s Ultra Low Emission Zones and the introduction of Hydrogen-powered buses at the forefront of meeting key targets.
Now, the Mayor has outlines plans to publish his first book next year, which will discuss the topic of climate change. Titled Breathe, Sadiq Khan’s work is inspired by his asthma diagnosis at the age of 43.
Now 51, Khan is taking to the page in a bid to outline a “seven-step guide to winning support for tough climate action”, with all profits from the book understood to be going towards environmental charities.
Topics examined in the book will include the aforementioned ULEZ zone expansion, which could cover nearly all of Greater London by 2023, as well as the development of cycle lanes and an examination of the increasing health crisis interlinked with the climate crisis.
Speaking of his book, Mayor Sadiq Khan said: “Climate change is the biggest threat facing our world, and since being elected Mayor I’ve made it a mission to clean up London’s killer air pollution and reduce our carbon emissions so we can build a better, greener city for everyone.
“This summer has shown climate change isn’t a faraway problem. London saw record temperatures, an official drought declared and wildfires raging across the city. I hope this book spurs more people on to the urgent action we need to fight climate change.”
The book will also include segments on how to win over sceptics and voter cynicism in the fight against climate change.
Part of the Breathe‘s synopsis reads: “Breathe is a call to action demonstrating how anyone – whether voter, activist or politician – can win the argument on climate. It will help create a world where we can all breathe again.”
Breathe is due to be published by Hutchinson Heinemann in May next year, with a paperback edition due to follow in 2024.