resources Government policies & programmes

London and national government-led programmes, strategies and data portals of relevance for cleantech innovators

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    UK Environment Act 2021

    Primary legislation passed into law November 2021 detailing policies to improve air and water quality, tackle waste, increase recycling, halt the decline of species, and improve the natural environment

    UK
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    Net Zero Strategy: Build Back Greener

    This strategy sets out policies and proposals for decarbonising all sectors of the UK economy to meet our net zero target by 2050.

    UK
  • Energy efficient buildings

    Retrofit Accelerator – Workplaces

    The Mayor of London programme to help make London's non-domestic public buildings more energy efficient. The programme, established in 2009 as RE:FIT aims to secure reduced carbon emissions and large energy savings for the public sector.

    London
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    Skills for Londoners’ Strategy 2018

    The Mayor of London's skills strategy sets out the plans to create a post-16 technical and vocational education and skills system that meets the future needs of Londoners and businesses.

    London
  • Clean energy

    Solar Together London

    Group-purchasing programme to enable Londoners to install solar panels on their homes at an affordable price.

    London
  • Investors

    Tech Invest

    Run by UKBAA, The Mayor of London's Techninvest programme connects London’s most dynamic tech founders to industry leading investors through five pitch showcasing events every year.

    London
  • Air quality

    Ultra Low Emission Zone

    First implemented in central London in April 2019 the ULEZ requires vehicles to meet new, tighter exhaust emission standards or pay a daily charge to travel within the ULEZ area. From 2021, the ULEZ area will include the inner London area bounded by the North and South Circular Roads.

    London
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    West London Alliance

    Public sector partnership between seven west London local authorities of Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon and Hounslow. Delivers initiatives in the sub-region, working across borough boundaries and focussing on the priority areas of: economy and skills, mobility and transport, housing, health and digital.

    London
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    London Sustainable Development Commission

    Established in 2002, the LSDC is made up of industry and academic experts who provide independent advice to the Mayor of London on making London a sustainable world city.

    London
  • Clean transport

    London Transport Strategy

    Sets out plans to transform London's streets, improve public transport and create opportunities for new homes and jobs and ensure London's public transport systems are zero emissions by 2050.

    London