Healthy environment

Are the Mayor’s environmental targets rigorous and detailed enough?

12 September 2017

The London Assembly Environment Committee will tomorrow hold the first of two meetings examining all topics in the Mayor’s Draft Environment Strategy.

The Committee will look closely at the Mayor's carbon reduction ambition and timescales; energy efficiency; energy generation; transport carbon emissions; waste and the transition to a low carbon circular economy.

  • The Mayor published his Draft Environment Strategy in August 2017[1].
  • The target to reduce carbon emissions by 60 per cent by 2025 has been dropped from the previous Strategy and annual reductions from 2016 to 2025 are less than those set out previously.
  • Detailed plans to deliver the Mayor’s pledge for ‘London to become zero carbon by 2050’ have not been included in the Strategy - so how will this be achieved?


What is the rationale behind the timetables for retrofitting London’s existing homes for energy efficiency? 

Is the Mayor lowering targets for reducing carbon emissions and leaving stronger action to the long term?

The guests are:

  • Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy
  • Patrick Feehily, Assistant Director, Environment, GLA
  • Further GLA officers to be confirmed

The meeting will take place on Wednesday 13 September from 10:00am in the Chamber at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

Media and members of the public are invited to attend.  

The meeting can also be viewed via webcast.

Follow us @LondonAssembly and take part in the meeting discussion using #AssemblyEnv and #LDNenvironment

Notes to editors

  1. London Environment Strategy, August 2017.
  2. Full Agenda papers.
  3. Leonie Cooper AM, Chair of the Environment Committee is available for interview.  See contact details below.
  4. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

For media enquiries, please contact Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603.  For out of hours media enquiries, call 020 7983 4000 and ask for the London Assembly duty press officer.  Non-media enquiries should be directed to the Public Liaison Unit on 020 7983 4100.


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