In August 2017, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, launched a draft Environmental Strategy, which is currently out for consultation. Responses need to be lodged by 17th November 2017. An excellent document, it can be found through the following link:
The Mayor of London’s website introduces the consultation document as follows:
“The state of London’s environment affects everyone who lives in and visits the city – it helps Londoners to stay healthy, makes London a good place to work and keeps the city functioning from day to day.
Today London is facing a host of environmental challenges. Toxic air, noise pollution, the threat to our green spaces, and the adverse effects of climate change, all pose major risks to the health and wellbeing of Londoners.
We need to act now to tackle the most urgent environmental challenges facing our city as well as safeguard London’s environment over the longer term. We need to ensure that London is greener, cleaner and ready for the future.
This is the first strategy to bring together approaches to every aspect of London’s environment. It is divided into the following areas:
• Air quality
• Green infrastructure
• Climate change mitigation and energy
• Adapting to climate change
• Ambient noise