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 burst water mains, to noise from the Night Tube and the environmental impacts of plastic water bottles.
Air pollution in London
The Committee continues to add to its extensive body of work around the topic of air pollution.
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.
The Committee is investigating the management of London’s green spaces, at a time when funding is decreasing and sustainability is key.
- In April, the Committee published its report, 'Bottled Water' which examines the environmental impacts of plastic water bottles and makes recommendations to reduce the effects.
- In March, representatives from Heathrow were questioned by the Committee on proposals for the airport's expansion. Tube noise and the impacts of the Night Tube were also investigated.
- In January, the Committee publicly questioned representatives from Thames Water, among other guests, about the large number of incidents of flooding caused by burst water mains in different parts of London. Read the transcript.
- Bottled Water report - 13 April 2017
- The Chair wrote to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to take action on air pollution. Read the letter - 7 April 2017
- Environmental priorities and challenges for Mayor Sadiq Khan - 3 February 2017
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If you have a query about the Committee and its work please contact:
Scrutiny Manager - Ian Williamson, [email protected], 020 7983 6541
Committee Services Manager - Peter Goss, [email protected], 020 7983 4421
To speak to the Mayor's Office about environmental issues, please contact: 020 7983 4000