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Reducing London’s carbon footprint’ is just first step

PUBLISHED: 07:00 11 December 2009 | UPDATED: 15:22 05 October 2010

POLICE and firefighters are among public servants being told to cut their carbon footprints’ as a first step’ in the New Year to reduce London’s CO2 emissions

href="mailto:mike.brooke@archant.co.uk">By Mike Brooke

POLICE and firefighters are among public servants being told to cut their carbon footprints’ as a first step’ in the New Year to reduce London’s CO2 emissions.

The Met Police and London Fire & Rescue authority and other public bodies being urged to commit to cutting emissions by 10 per cent in the next 12 months.

The London Assembly voted on Wednesday to call on the emergency services as well as the London Development Agency and Transport for London to sign up to the 10:10 Campaign’ for cutting emissions.

Assembly member Mike Tuffrey said: “It is vital that City Hall gets its house in order and cuts its own carbon footprint next year. It’s just first step.

“The fire, police and transport authorities must examine what they can do to cut their carbon footprint over the next 12 months.”

Mayor Boris Johnson has already pledged to reduce London’s emissions by 60 per cent by 2025 to tackle climate change.

But the Assembly wants action now. The 10:10’ campaign sets targets in a specific time like pledging a 10 per cent reduction by the end of 2010.


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