Did you know?
Less than 1% of the earth’s surface area is accounted for by cities, yet urban areas account for 75% of the world’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
Current CO2 emissions in London stand at 44 million tonnes. A ‘business-as-usual’ approach would see emissions rise to 51 million tonnes by 2025. This increase goes against the UK Government’s commitment to reduce CO2 emissions by 80% on 1990 levels by 2050. Through Green500, businesses in London have the opportunity to play their part in achieving this challenging target.
Green500 is one of a number of London Development Agency (LDA) initiatives, including Better Buildings Partnership, which aim to reduce the capital’s CO2 emissions. The aim of Green500 is to enlist some of London’s largest and most prestigious organisations, and mentor them through their carbon reduction commitments. Marks & Spencer, Chelsea Football Club, Pret a Manger, Addison Lee and a host of other organisations are already on their way to reducing costs and carbon emissions, so why not join them and lead the way to a greener London?