|Link to report (PDF file)|
A comprehensive report into the state of London’s environment has found improvement in a number of areas over the past decade, including a significant reduction in the amount of waste sent to landfill, and an increase in the recycling and composting rate: from 9 per cent in 2001 to 32 per cent in 2009/10.
Despite progress in many areas, the report warns that the capital continues to face big challenges from a growing population and changing climate. London’s Environment Revealed is a joint report of the Greater London Authority, Environment Agency, Forestry Commission and Natural England.
|Welsh Harp, Brent|
This is the first joint State of the Environment report for London, produced by the Greater London Authority, Environment Agency, Natural England and Forestry Commission.
"The report looks at how the environment has changed over the last decade using a series of environmental indicators, highlighting the improvements that have been made and the challenges we still face.
"This environmental health check has shown that despite a rising population and challenges from climate change, the quality of London's environmental is improving. In particular, there have been significant improvements in waste and recycling, public transport, wildlife habitats and urban greening.
"For the first time, the evidence base used to determine change over time has been published alongside the report, on the London Datastore website."