A seven-step guide to winning support for tough action on climate change - the first book from the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. To win the climate war, you first need to win the climate argument. For many years, Sadiq wasn't fully aware of the dangers posed by air pollution, nor its connection with climate change. Then, aged 43, he was unexpectedly diagnosed with adult-onset asthma - brought on by the polluted London air he had been breathing for decades.
Scandalised, Sadiq underwent a political transformation that would see him become one of the most prominent global politicians fighting (and winning) elections on green issues. Since becoming Mayor of London in 2016, he has declared a climate emergency, introduced the world's first Ultra-Low Emission Zone, and turned London into the first-ever 'National Park City'. Now, Sadiq draws on his experiences to reveal the seven ways environmental action gets blown off course - and how to get it back on track.
Whether by building coalitions across the political spectrum, putting social justice at the heart of green politics, or showing that the climate crisis is a health crisis too, he offers a playbook for anyone - voter, activist or politician - who wants to win the argument on the environment. It will help create a world where we can all breathe again. _'Cities are where we will lose or win the climate change battle.
This book offers a compelling torch of light on the path forward' Christiana Figueres, Former Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change'Since his election, Mayor Sadiq Khan has shown the world that transformative green politics is possible' Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada'Funny, thoughtful and empowering . . .
A powerful and practical riposte to anyone losing hope in the ability of politicians to tackle the climate crisis.' Ed Balls'Hilarious, uplifting and yet often unexpectedly moving . . .
Powerful tools for anyone who wants to win the argument on climate.