London sustainable development commission seeks new chair

THE London Sustainable Development Commission (LSDC) is seeking a new Chair to help the Mayor of London make the capital a more sustainable place to live.

From improving community cohesion, boosting good growth and developing low carbon and clean tech businesses to looking at ways we can all recycle and reuse more, the new chair will lead the  LSDC in providing independent advice to the Mayor. 

The new LSDC Chair will have an important role to play helping to build a sustainable future for London and creating a zero carbon city by 2050.

The Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy, Shirley Rodrigues said: “We’re looking for a leader who can develop innovative ideas and strategies to improve the quality of life for all Londoners. With our rising population, it’s vitally important we continue to protect the environment and promote strong social cohesion to ensure London remains open to everyone and is one of the most sustainable cities in the world.“ 

The London Sustainable Development Commission was established in 2002 to advise the Mayor of London on sustainability issues including ways to improve and protect all Londoners' quality of life now and in the future. 

It is made up of experts from the economic, social, environmental and London governance sectors. Their brief is to ensure sustainability is at the core of policies and strategies impacting on London, and to help make sustainability a meaningful concept for Londoners. 

In recent years the Commission has paid particular attention to work to accelerate the growth of low carbon industries in the capital with the aim to help London earn an international reputation as a centre for excellence in the use and development of clean technologies.

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