Your lawyers since 1722

8.2m inhabitants
Temperate climate

Existing / Planned Regulations & Roadmaps

London to be a zero carbon city by 2050
Net zero carbon homes and offsetting policy came into effect in 2016
Net zero carbon development (residential and non-residential) and offsetting policy to be introduced*
Energy efficiency targets* include an improvement on national code of 10% (residential development) and 15% (non-residential development)
A newer, higher carbon offset price to incentivise on-site reductions (new London Plan)
Reporting of unregulated emissions and requirement to undertake whole lifecycle carbon emissions assessments*
New requirement for developers to monitor buildings post-construction for at least five years to assess compliance with zero carbon target*
5 year carbon budgets, derived from mapping out energy efficiency and low carbon heating uptake required to reach zero emissions in buildings by 2050
Non-regulatory incentives and programs: £500m Energy Efficiency Fund, £34m Energy for Londoners program, including Cleaner Heat Cashback Scheme, Retrofit programmes RE:FIT, RE:NEW, Decentralised Energy Enabling Project, Solar Action Plan
Developed the Mayor’s London Environment Strategy, a climate action plan consistent the Paris Agreement, detailing the pathway to becoming a carbon neutral city by 2050.

*subject to new London Plan, currently under public consultation

Further information

London Environment Strategy
London Environmental Strategy - Implementation Plan
Draft London Plan 2018