London Plan (2)

MQT on 2009-05-21
Session date: 
May 21, 2009
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Your London Plan Initial Proposals document states that London produces 44 million tonnes of CO2 emissions per year (excluding aviation). This is the same figure as that for 2006 (itself based on data from 2003 projected forwards to 2006). Can you give the most up to date figure for London CO2 emissions, and state the year the data relates to and the date to which any forward projection is made (which surely should be at least 2008)?


Answer for London Plan (2)

Answer for London Plan (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The 2005 London Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory (LEGGI) published in November 2008 estimates that in 2005, London emitted 45.9 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent. The long time lag in producing the LEGGI arises out of aggregating and compiling a number of data sets produced from different sources in Government which appear at different time. They are then turned into the detailed London-specific data sets used, such as those on transport, which are more accurate than those in the government's national statistics. We will be publishing the 2006 Inventory data over Summer 2009 and are examining ways to speed up the production of the LEGGI.

The forward projections of London's carbon dioxide emissions will be undertaken and inform the London Plan public consultation document and the Assembly draft of the Climate Change Mitigation and Energy Strategy. This data will be published with those documents in Autumn 2009.