Stockholm, Sweden, is set to fall in line with the World Economic Forum (WEF) Climate agenda by banning gas and diesel vehicles by 2025.
The Swedish capital is now poised to ban gas and diesel cars, beginning in a 20 block area around the capital’s finance hub.
The area will only allow “electric cars, some hybrid trucks and fuel cell vehicles,” according to Bloomberg.
The capital of Sweden is set to lead major capitals by considering the prohibition of vehicles under the WEF climate agenda.
Other cities like Paris, Athens, and Madrid have also set their sights on banning diesel cars.
Meanwhile, in London, low-emission zones have been implemented by Mayor Sadiq Khan, which charges anyone with a non-compliant vehicle £12 per day to drive.
However, the plans have failed to boost electric vehicle sales in both the UK and across Europe due to the crippling cost-of-living crisis
Mobility Sweden was recently forced to lower its 2023 forecast for new EV registrations from 40% to 35% of total registrations.
Other European cities like Brussels banned non-essential and non-local car traffic on ten central city streets in December.
In Norway’s capital, Oslo, the municipal environment agency recommended introducing a zero-emission zone.
Lars Stromgren, a local lawmaker who is responsible for traffic policy, told Bloomberg:
“We want to create a better living environment for the people who live and work here.”
In the United States, fourteen cities are set to ban private vehicle ownership under a new goal assigned by a globalist climate organization called the “C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.”
Those 14 cities are part of a far-left climate organization headed by billionaire globalist Mike Bloomberg, which follows the World Economic Forum’s ‘great reset’ agenda.
According to the organization’s website, as of August 4, 2023, C40 has a membership with “mayors of nearly 100 world-leading cities collaborating to confront the climate crisis.”
The WEF is looking to reduce people’s dependency on motor vehicles by reducing ownership of private vehicles.
“This transition from fossil fuels to renewables will need large supplies of critical metals such as cobalt, lithium, nickel, to name a few,” the forum said last year.
“Shortages of these critical minerals could raise the costs of clean energy technologies.”
The WEF claims on its official website that banning cars has many ‘health benefits.’
“Air pollution is a global menace to human health. The World Health Organization (WHO) says 99% of the world’s population lives with air pollution above safe limits. So it’s great news that measures to curb vehicle emissions are steadily improving health in our cities.
WHO says air pollution is associated with 7 million premature deaths each year as a result of heart disease, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary and acute respiratory infections. More than 1 in 10 air pollution-related deaths result from respiratory tract cancers.
But now there’s new evidence that restricting polluting vehicles from city centres using clean air low emission zones (LEZs) can produce measurable health benefits. LEZs use charging to discourage highly polluting vehicles from entering built-up areas.
One of the biggest health gains from the clean air zones was a reduction in heart and circulatory disease accompanied by fewer heart attacks and strokes. Blood pressure problems were also reduced, with the greatest benefits for older people.
‘”This review shows that LEZs are able to improve health outcomes linked to air pollution, with the evidence being most consistent for cardiovascular disease, such as heart disease and strokes,”‘Rosemary Chamberlain of the study team told The Guardian.
Although the results of the surveys included in the study varied, none of them showed a deterioration in public health in the clean air zones, the report’s authors noted.
The timing of the Imperial College study is opportune, as London Mayor Sadiq Khan battles opponents to his plan to extend the city’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) from the centre to cover the entire London urban area from the end of August 2023.