LEDNet Work Programme

LEDNet meets on five occasions throughout the year to facilitate collaboration and joint working, share good practice, discuss key areas of the work LEDNet delivers and progress towards our key priorities and overarching objectives. There are five LEDNet meetings scheduled for 2021/22, each focusing on a specific thematic area in line with our annual work programme:
  • Thursday 20 May 2021, air quality and transport 
  • Thursday 29 July 2021, climate change
  • Wednesday 6 October 2021, green spaces
  • Monday 13 December 2021, digital innovation
  • Thursday 24 February 2022, waste and resources 

LEDNet’s five key thematic areas of work (clusters) 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 cluster has a designated lead, led by a LEDNet Director, and its membership ranges from Directors to borough officers, with input from relevant external organisations.         

Air Quality and Transport

LEDNet’s air quality and transport cluster aims to tackle London’s air pollution and challenges relating to behaviour change, public health and sustainable travel. The cluster holds a series of workshops on a quarterly basis and meets a further four times throughout the year to gauge the London-wide challenges on specific topic areas and identify solutions LEDNet could pursue to address these challenges. 

Climate Change

Reducing carbon emissions and planning for the effects of climate change require urgent action. Our work on climate aims to support London in meeting its net zero carbon emissions targets by coordinating a strategic approach to tackle the climate emergency. As we host COP26 this year and as we emerge from the pandemic, Green Recovery is a focal area for the group. The climate cluster's work builds on LEDNet's previous policy positions, with activity focusing on policy and strategy development, training and engagement and communications.

Digital Innovation

LEDNet’s digital innovation cluster aims to support London boroughs in addressing environmental challenges through digital and technological solutions. The cluster aims to identify innovative digital solutions to challenges, ranging from a central hub containing key performance data to piloting smart software interventions in boroughs.  

Green Spaces

The pandemic emphasised the importance of parks in an urban setting and for 2021-22, LEDNet’s green spaces cluster focuses on how London’s parks and open spaces can be supported through joint collaboration, advocacy and sharing of best practice. The cluster looks to highlight the intrinsic value of London’s parks to its residents and the need for its importance to be reflected in its funding and investment from central Government. 

Waste and Resources

LEDNet’s waste and resources cluster focuses on influencing policy through advocacy to enable excellent delivery of waste management services. Key areas of work include the formulation of responses to the Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy consultations, ensuring that best practice is disseminated and lessons learnt are shared in order to accelerate service improvements.  

If you are interested in presenting and engaging with a cluster, please contact the LEDNet team