Sadiq Khan is embarking on a four-day trip to New York, which includes participation in an international climate conference. The Mayor of London is slated to address the United Nations climate ambition summit on Wednesday. During his visit, he will also engage with representatives from US businesses and investors interested in London.
Khan’s journey follows the recent contentious expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in London. His statements about the ULEZ to the American audience will be closely monitored.
Expressing his gratitude for the invitation to attend the UN climate summit, Khan stated, “I am determined for London to continue being a world leader in tackling the twin dangers of air pollution and the climate emergency, so that we can deliver a brighter future.”
Khan, who currently chairs the C40 network of global city mayors focused on addressing climate change, will convene a meeting of the C40 steering committee. City mayors who couldn’t travel to New York will join the session remotely. These gatherings typically provide an opportunity for mayors to update their colleagues on environmental efforts, and Khan is expected to provide an assessment of ULEZ.
In addition to his UN participation, Khan is scheduled to appear on several US TV shows and attend a New York “climate week” event. He will also engage in a discussion on social media at Columbia University.
The trip, funded by the C40 organization, serves as a chance to encourage more Americans to visit London in the coming months.