Saturday, 23 August 2008

*London stumbling over environmental hurdles

A pre-Beijing Olympics report on London’s preparations for the ‘greenest games ever’, highlights several environmental and social areas where the 2012 Olympics are falling down.

This report by Jenny Jones, Green Party member of the London Assembly, covers both the environmental and social gains which the Olympics could bring to London.

Jenny Jones said:
“In four years time we should have a massive complex of low energy stadium, houses and sporting venues, fit for the challenges of the future. What we are likely to get, is a publicly subsidised development that is no better than the majority of new buildings springing up around it. In four years time we should have a Games which are an example to the world of environmentally friendly living. Instead, we are going to have 3,000 official cars and every likelihood that the UK government will be dragged through the courts over its failure to deal with air quality.”

No comments: