Regional screen agency Film London is backing Green Screen London, a new environmentally friendly initiative for film and TV producers.

London Mayor Ken Livingstone announced the initiative today with CEO Adrian Wootton, and actors Emma Thompson and Alistair McGowan.

The programme will help producers to cut climate emissions in London, as part of the Mayor's London Climate Change Action Plan to cut emissions by 60% by 2025. Actions will include researching the current carbon footprint of the industry and hosting an industry conference about becoming more energy efficient.

Supporters of the scheme include Anthony Minghella, the UK Film Council, BAFTA, Equity, Ealing Studios, 3 Mills Studios, Pinewood Studios, the Production Managers Assocation, Advertising Producers Association, Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television, and Production Management Association.

Livingstone said: 'It is extremely encouraging to see key players from across the film and broadcast industry today showing leadership and commitment to produce an action plan to reduce climate change emissions.'

Adrian Wootton, chief executive of Film London, added: 'London is one of the world's great film cities. Film London through the London Filming Partnership has delivered a more film-friendly city, but like other industry sectors, the production industry has an important role to play in helping address the challenge of climate change. I hope this work will help raise awareness of the issues and provide practical solutions, so we can encourage environmentally friendly filming in the capital.'