Just how green is Boris Johnson?

Boris Johnson is riding high in the polls - at least among the estimated 100,000 Conservative Party members who will likely choose the UK’s next prime minister. And with Theresa May announcing her resignation, Johnson has become the bookies’ favourite to replace her.

On environmental matters, as in so many other areas, Johnson is a divisive figure. As mayor of London, he attracted criticism for slashing the congestion charge zone, responding slowly to the air pollution crisis and spending public money on a number of white elephant projects, such as the ill-fated Garden Bridge and a proposed airport in the Thames Estuary dubbed ‘Boris Island’.

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