Healthy environment

Questions on environmental priorities for the new Deputy Mayor

12 October 2016

How do the environmental priorities of Sadiq Khan differ from those of Boris Johnson?  And how will the success of those priorities be measured?

The recently appointed Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy, Shirley Rodrigues, will be questioned tomorrow by the London Assembly Environment Committee about key issues requiring attention during this Mayoral term.

The Committee will also explore the energy policy of the Mayor with a second panel of guests.

Environmental challenges and priorities for London: approx. 10:00am-11:15am. The guests are:

  • Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy
  • Patrick Feehily, Assistant Director of Environment, GLA

Topics will include:  climate change adaptation and the natural environment, managing waste and developing a circular economy.

Mayoral energy policy: approx. 11:15am-12:30pm. The guests are:


  • Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy
  • Brooke Flanagan, Principal Policy and Programme Officer, GLA
  • Leonie Greene, Head of External Affairs, Solar Trade Association
  • Emma Bridge, CEO, Community Energy England

Topics will include: energy generation, energy efficiency, fuel poverty, household energy use choices.

The meeting will take place on Thursday 13 October 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

Notes to editors

  1. Full Agenda papers.
  2. Leonie Cooper AM, Chair of the Environment Committee is available for interview.  See contact details below.
  3. 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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