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Initiative

Sustainable development

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How many

Almost 30

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Main aim

To raise awareness of both present and future environmental and social challenges, climate change, peak oil and economic uncertainty
Use the intelligence and abilities of the community to find solutions

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Sustainable public transport (to reduce carbon emissions)

1. Congestion charging
2. Cleaner buses
3. Encouraging bicycles

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Congestion charging

Introduced in 2003
Charged £10 to enter central London
Reduces pollution and congestion
Traffic levels have reduced by 10.2% in the past 10 years bus journey times are the same as in 2007

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Fine for not paying congestion charge

Up to £180

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Cleaner buses

Hybrid diesel electric buses
500 of them, make up 20% of bus fleet
Reduce CO2 by 30%
8 hydrogen fuel cell buses

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In the future for clean buses

By March 2014, 900 older buses will be fitted with new technology which should reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 88%

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Encouraging bicycles

2010, Boris Johnson introduced Barclay's bikes
In 2012 there were 8000 to hire
Bike lanes and 4 cycle super highways built

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Case study

BedZED
1. Encourages public transport
2. Uses renewable resources
3. Houses are energy efficient
4. Rainwater collected and reused
5. Renewable and locally sourced building materials

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Consumption for BedZED

57% hot water
25% less electricity

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