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Environment Committee

The Environment Committee examines all aspects of the capital’s environment by reviewing the Mayor’s strategies on air quality, water, waste, climate change and energy. The committee looks at what additional measures could be taken to help improve the quality of life for Londoners and investigates topics ranging from airport expansion and HS2, to food waste and the impacts of severe weather in the capital.

Current investigations

Air pollution in London 

What do the experts make of the Mayor’s plans to tackle air pollution in London? The committee investigates.

Read the investigation page


Domestic energy and fuel poverty

348,000 households in London are in fuel poverty and targets to reduce carbon emissions from people’s homes are not being met. The Committee is investigating what the Mayor can do to reduce domestic carbon emissions and fuel poverty in the capital.

Find out more


Green spaces

The Committee is investigating the management of London’s green spaces, at a time when funding is decreasing and sustainability is key.

Learn more about the investigation

Recent work

  • The committee responded to the Mayor's initial public consultation on his proposed air pollution action plan.

Read the response

  • The committee questioned the Mayor’s advisers and Transport for London to gather further detail about the proposals to tackle air pollution and heard evidence from experts to learn their views on the plans.

Read the transcript

  • The committee heard from a range of experts about the environmental issues and challenges currently facing the capital and which of these the Mayor should prioritise for action.

Read the transcript

Watch previous Committee meetings

Committee meetings

Browse meetings and agendas for this committee and find out further information relating to the committee, including terms of reference.

Committee members

Contact the Environment Committee

If you have a media enquiry relating to the Committee please contact:                 

External Relations Officer:
Mary Dolan
[email protected]
020 7983 4603           

If you have a query about the Committee and its work please contact:

Scrutiny Manager:
Ian Williamson                           
[email protected]
020 7983 6541                                   

To speak to the Mayor's Office about environmental issues, please contact: 020 7983 4000