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Mayoral Election 2021 Blogs

This blog series will explore the issues in the 'A More Natural Capital' environmental manifesto for the next Mayor of London in the run up to the elections. Each blog will be written from the perspective of one of the coalition members whose focus is on the topic in question. You can also find these blogs on the dedicated Twitter feed @AMoreNaturalCap.

The opening blog in the series "The fight for 'A More Natural Capital' continues" is by Neil Sinden, Director of CPRE London. Neil introduces the 'A More Natural Capital' environmental manifesto for the next Mayor of London and invites all Londoners to the Mayoral Environmental Debate on Monday 12 April with leading Mayoral candidates to explore candidates' positions on some of the most pressing environmental issues.

Blog 2 in the series explains what the next Mayor of London can do to reduce air pollution in London. The blog "How the next Mayor of London can clear the air on pollution" is by Lisa Thomson and Julia Farres from Camden Greenpeace and David Harrison of London Living Streets.

The third blog "Tackling waste, water and light pollution in London" explains the extent of food waste, water and light pollution in London. The author, Neil Sinden of CPRE London, explores the 'A More Natural Capital' environmental manifesto's proposals for how the next Mayor of London can tackle these issues.

Blog 4 in the series, by Mathew Frith, Director of Conservation for London Wildlife Trust, explores how the next Mayor of London can harness development for nature's recovery and reduce its environmentally-damaging impacts. Read the blog "Good Green growth - Developing with nature in mind" to learn more.

In the fifth blog, Dave Morris, Chair of London Friends of Green Spaces Network, calls on the next Mayor of London to protect and invest in London's public green spaces for the benefit of nature and people. Read his blog "The Charter for Parks: Championing London's parks for nature and people."

Blog 6 in the series, "London leadership for climate action", by Emma Clarke of Wildlife and Countryside Link, urges the next Mayor of London to take ambitious action on reducing carbon emissions to support the achievement of net zero and create a better, greener, healthier London.

In this seventh blog in the series "Every tree matters in London: embracing natural solutions in the fight against climate change" Jenny Scholfield, Regional Director for South East England at the Woodland Trust, highlights the opportunity to harness London's trees and green spaces in the fight against climate change.

Passionate about these environmental issues and ideas? To help us press the London mayoral candidates on environmental issues important to you, we invite you to the Mayoral Environment Debate on Monday 12 April, where leading candidates will discuss their priorities.

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