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Park life: ensuring green spaces remain a hit with Londoners

The London Assembly Environment Committee recently launched its report, ‘Park life: ensuring green spaces remain a hit with Londoners,’ which looks at what measures should be taken to protect and improve the capital’s green spaces. In the video, hear from the Committee Chair, Leonie Cooper AM, and Londoners about why green spaces are so important in the capital.

How world cities moving forward on climate change leave the US President behind


A partial map of all the cities which pledge to fight climate change, with or without Donald Trump.
Global Convenant of Mayors/Google Earth

Nandan Sharalaya, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management Read more »

London’s economy at risk from extreme world weather

Published today, 23rd July 2015, the London Assembly Economy Committee report ‘Weathering the Storm’, looks into the impact of climate change on London’s economy in terms of risks and opportunities.

The key findingas are:

  • London’s businesses are ill-prepared for climate change risks - 54 per cent of FTSE 100 firms have no business adaptation strategy in place for climate change.

Mayor of London gives support to new London schools food growing initiative

Food Growing Schools: London launches on 20th June 2014 bringing together the very best of London’s food growing expertise, with the ambition to inspire every school in London to grow their own food by the end of 2016. Supported by the Mayor of London and the Big Lottery Fund, the launch coincides with recent changes to Government school food policy (School Food Plan, free infant school meals, cooking in the curriculum for all under 14s). Read more »

With three people killed or seriously injured every day on London's streets, Assembly members ‘Come Together’ for pedestrian safety

London Assembly Members Richard Tracey, Valerie Shawcross, Darren Johnson and Tom Copley on Abbey Road © Rob Taylor for RJTmedia

On average, three people every day are killed or seriously injured whilst walking the streets of London. A staggering 25 per cent of fatalities take place on pedestrian crossings - an additional 19 per cent take place within 50 metres of one. Read more »

London's Crystal in global first achieves the highest standards in building sustainability

The Crystal is a showcase for state-of-the-art technologies to aid energy efficiency

The Crystal – a Sustainable Cities Initiative by Siemens, developed in the Docklands, London – has been awarded both a BREEAM Outstanding and LEED Platinum rating, making it the only building in the world to have achieved this status.

The project has also just won the British Council for Offices Innovation Award for its significant innovation in sustainability and contribution to sustainable development. Read more »

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