Athens one of four world cities that aim to stop diesel


Athens is one of four world capitals that has committed to banning diesel vehicles from city roads by 2025 in a bid to reduce urban air pollution.

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis attended the C40 Mayors Summit in Mexico City last week along with the host, Miguel Ange Mancera, and the mayors of Paris and Madrid, Anne Hidalgo and Manuel Carmena respectively.

After the four mayors signed a joint statement committing to reducing air pollution in their cities, Kaminis remarked, “Our ultimate goal is to remove all cars from the center of Athens in the coming years.”

He also called on the Greek government to help by respecting international agreements aimed at protecting the climate.