LSDC and future generations

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/2405
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Would you support enhancing the remit of the London Sustainable Development Commission to give it a specific role in speaking up for the interests of future generations and to advise on and help "future-proof" London's policies and practices, so that the interests of future generations are carefully considered and safeguarded as far as possible?

Answer

Answer for LSDC and future generations

Answer for LSDC and future generations

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The London Sustainable Development Commission (LSDC) was set up in 2002 to advise me on my sustainable development duty as set out in the GLA Act. Therefore throughout all the Commission's work it already champions the interests of future generations and has frequently advised on future proofing London's polices and strategies. This was recently shown when its members gave evidence at the Examination in Public of the London Plan.

The LSDC will be feeding into my 2020 Vision for London. I also look forward to proposals regarding how it can support London in developing commercial opportunity around some of the problems that we face.