Environment strategy

Draft London Environment Strategy

Our public consultation on the draft London Environment Strategy ended on 17 November 2017.

We're now reviewing the responses and considering potential changes to the strategy. The final London Environment Strategy will be published in 2018.

The draft strategy 

The Mayor is taking a range of actions to improve the environment now, setting London on the path to create a better future.

The state of London’s environment affects everyone who lives in and visits the city – it helps Londoners to stay healthy, makes London a good place to work and keeps the city functioning from day to day.

Today London is facing a host of environmental challenges. Toxic air, noise pollution, the threat to our green spaces, and the adverse effects of climate change, all pose major risks to the health and wellbeing of Londoners.

We need to act now to tackle the most urgent environmental challenges facing our city as well as safeguard London’s environment over the longer term. We need to ensure that London is greenercleaner and ready for the future

This is the first strategy to bring together approaches to every aspect of London’s environment. It is divided into the following areas:

•    Air quality
•    Green infrastructure
•    Climate change mitigation and energy
•    Waste
•    Adapting to climate change
•    Ambient noise

Download the Easy Read version of the Executive Summary.

Integrated Impact Assessment

We have commissioned an Integrated Impact Assessment (IIA) on the draft London Environment Strategy. The IIA evaluates the social, economic, environmental, health, community safety and equality consequences of the strategy's proposed policies in order to ensure they are fully considered and addressed. We would welcome your views on the impacts that have been identified and whether you feel anything is missing.

What's next?

The London Environment Strategy will be published in 2018 after all the responses received during the consultation (August - November 2017) have been analysed.