Green projects ‘would save millions’

Switching public spending from ‘grey’ projects such as roads and airports to ‘green’ schemes creating parks and allotments would save the government millions of pounds, improve health, cut climate emissions and create jobs, Natural England and Cabe (the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment) warn. Cabe criticises local authorities and argues that few cities are taking climate change seriously. Cabe said the greening of the urban spaces would deliver ‘multiple benefits’ and create places where people want to live.