30 Apr '16, 8am

How #London could become #green capital of the world

One of the overlooked effects of the London Olympics is how the Olympic Park became home to a protected bird species. The massive Olympic media centre, later converted into a 900,000 square feet business space, was fitted with a green roof which has now become home to the red-listed black redstart. London Olympic’s Solar Green Roof designed for biodiversity – S.Connop Protecting birds in big cities rarely make front-page news, but the example of the black redstart does show the potential of London’s roofs to improve the environment. And in the run-in of the mayoral election campaign, it could even end up as a key issue. MAKING LONDON ONE OF THE GREENEST CAPITALS IN THE WORLD – THE MAYORAL RACE? For both the mayoral candidates, the question is namely not if London should go green, but rather who can convince voters that they can make London go green the fastest. But do eith...

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