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LEDNet's new strategic prioities
LEDNet’s five strategic priorities deliver activity in line with LEDNet's overarching priorities through a blend of research projects, pilots, collaborative projects, advocacy and sharing of best practice. Each priority has a designated lead, led by a LEDNet Director.
Finance and Investment
One of the biggest issues facing local government in London is how to finance the climate action at the scale and pace required to deliver net zero targets and adapt to London’s rapidly changing climate. We therefore need to ensure that LEDNet has opportunities to contribute collectively to 3Ci work as it progresses, and that the work of 3Ci is being appropriately considered and driven at a London and Borough level. There are also significant opportunities to work collectively with the Society of London Treasurers.
Boroughs and LEDNet members are key leaders of place and convenors of local networks. With our places subject to significant change, driven by climate change, shifts to our economies post pandemic, entrenched inequalities, there is an ongoing need to consider the future of place and our neighbourhoods. Under this priority we will look at tackling some of London’s defining environmental challenges, including the climate emergency and toxic air quality, whilst levelling up, creating jobs, developing skills and supporting a just transition to a low carbon circular economy.
Transport is a major source of carbon emissions and other pollution and has a range of other impacts on the environment and quality of life. Ensuring our people and places have a genuine choice of sustainable transport modes (public transport and walking/cycling) must be a crucial part of our ambition to tackle climate change and reduce air pollution, alongside other transport reduction and decarbonisation measures. This strategic priority will look at how to solve real-life local net zero challenges related to transport and deliver collaborative research and innovation opportunities to support boroughs’ ambitions. This will closely dovetail with and support the Low Carbon Transport climate programme and associated action plan.
Health and Environment
Climate change is the single biggest health threat facing humanity, and health professionals worldwide are already responding to the health harms caused by this unfolding crisis and the potential health implications of climate mitigation and adaptation measures. The health and environmental sectors also have aligned goals to improve wellbeing, reduce inequalities and develop healthy places, through our placemaking measures, environment services, community safety and wellbeing, and improved environmental justice. This priority aims to support ongoing work within the sector and promotite innovation across the health and environment sector.
Adaptation and Flooding
Climate resilience, flooding, heatwaves, water management and other adaptation measures are increasingly pressing for boroughs and other public sector agencies. There is a critical need to clarify roles, responsibilities, resourcing and strategic responses across different tiers of government and collaborate to respond effectively. The Resilient and Green climate programme is focused on exploring and addressing these issues, and there is an opportunity for LEDNet to support this work and to provide a recognised voice and channel for boroughs to engage with other key stakeholders (such as the GLA, National Adaptation Advisory Panel and Climate Change Committee
If you are interested in presenting and engaging with a priority, please contact the LEDNet team.