Seven Ways to Win a Greener World


'A breath of fresh air' Observer
'Practical and highly readable' Financial Times
'Refreshing and galvanising' Vogue
'Rousing and thoughtful' Independent
'Passionate and authentic' GQ


Seven ways green politics goes wrong. Seven ways to get it back on track.

Fatalism. Apathy. Cynicism. Deprioritisation. Hostility. Cost. Gridlock.
When green campaigners and politicians lose the debate, this is why.

Now, the Mayor of London draws on a decade in the corridors (and cycle lanes) of power to explain how, in practice, to win the climate argument. His book will help create a world where we can all breathe again.


'A rousing and thoughtful investigation into the politics of the climate crisis - and the path forward.'

'For those feeling disheartened by the scale of the environmental crisis - and the lack of meaningful action on behalf of most political leaders - Breathe is a refreshing and galvanising call to action.'

'A warm, optimistic, urgent call for change' Sathnam Sanghera, author of Empireland

'An absolute must read for anyone interested in politics for progressive change' Jemima Hartshorn, co-founder of Mums for Lungs

'Sadiq Khan has shown the world that transformative green politics is possible' Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada


  • A warm, optimistic, urgent call for change
    Sathnam Sanghera, author of Empireland

About the author

Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan is the Mayor of London. Born and raised in Tooting, he began his career as a human rights lawyer before being elected to parliament in 2005. He was elected Mayor in 2016, and was re-elected in 2021 with a record number of votes for any sitting Mayor.

Sadiq became passionate about air pollution and climate change after developing asthma while training for the 2014 London Marathon. Since then, he has been on a mission to make London greener. Today, London is recognised around the world for its pioneering climate policies.

He still lives in Tooting, which he maintains is the best bit of the best city in the world.
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