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London Environment Directors' Network: working across London to influence policy and share good practice

What is LEDNet?

The London Environment Directors' Network (LEDNet) is the membership association for London’s Environment Directors. We work together to deliver more effective and efficient environmental services, as a key component of place-shaping. The outcomes we want to see are:

  1. Increased adoption of circular economy approaches, reduced residual waste and increased recycling, cleaner air, more resilient green and blue infrastructure, a more resilient energy system and a thriving natural environment
  2. Increased adoption of best practice around digital solutions and SMART working, proactive use of effective demand management and behavioural change approaches and effective financial strategy; and
  3. More cost-effective outcomes for London residents

LEDNet works towards its outcomes by:

  1.  Developing research, best practice and policy on environmental and place-shaping issues of strategic importance for London
  2. Influencing development of relevant policy and legislation at a national and regional level
  3. Providing a professional support network for LEDNet members
  4. Facilitating collaboration between directors that contributes to London’s joint working

LEDNet has formulated five clusters designed to improve the work carried out by LEDNet and tackle the specific ongoing issues within the environment, namely: air quality; climate change; waste and resources; green spaces; and digital innovation. LEDNet also delivers peer learning activities for LEDNet members.

Key contacts

Two London Environment Directors act as chair and deputy chair on a rotating basis.

Our Chair is Victoria Lawson, Executive Director of Environment, Culture and Customer Services at LB Hounslow.

Our Vice Chair is Dipti Patel, Director of Place Delivery at LB Ealing.

Dimitra Rappou is the LEDNet Principal Policy and Project Manager. Contact her at [email protected] for any inquiries about LEDNet.

For more information please visit https://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/our-key-themes/environment/london-environment-directors-network