Wealthy British financier Sir Christopher Hohn’s multimillion-pound donations to climate campaigns, particularly supporting low-emission zones, come under scrutiny in a report questioning the transparency of funding behind climate policies. The Telegraph has more.
One of Britain’s wealthiest men has been bankrolling the campaign for low-emission zones and has made a £46 million donation to a climate network chaired by Sadiq Khan, the Telegraph can reveal.
Sir Christopher Hohn, a financier whose investments include a stake in the owner of Heathrow Airport, has donated more than £670 million to climate campaigns via his philanthropic fund in less than a decade.
He is one of a handful of billionaires ploughing money into civil society organisations that lobby local and national governments to enact Net Zero or clean-air policies.
Sir Christopher and Michael Bloomberg, a former New York mayor, are “strategic funders” of C40 cities, a global network of nearly 100 mayors of the world’s leading cities who are united in action to confront the climate crisis.
Mr. Khan, the London Mayor and chairman of the group, which has called for people to eat less meat, give up their private cars and take only one flight every three years.