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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 burst water mains, to noise from the Night Tube and the environmental impacts of plastic water bottles.

Current investigations

Air pollution in London 

The Committee continues to add to its extensive body of work around the topic of air pollution.

Find out more about the Committee's work on 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.

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

  • 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.

 

Committee meetings

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

Latest publications

Read earlier publications

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

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