Commission statement on launch of the LLDC Sustainability Guide

April 25, 2012

The Commission for a Sustainable London 2012, the independent body established to assure and monitor the sustainability of the London 2012 Games, has provided comment on the sustainability guide issued by the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC).

In it’s review of legacy entitled Assuring a legacy – promises, progress and potential, the Commission recommended that the LLDC ‘build on its good work by demonstrating publicly how it is embedding, resourcing and reporting on environmental and socio-economic sustainability throughout its core business by the end of April 2012.’

The launch of the guide fulfils a key commitment to publish its environmental sustainability objectives and targets for the Park.

Detailed on the  London Legacy Development Corporation’s website, the guide – entitled Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 2030 – outlines some of the commitments made in the sustainability guide including the creation of a 225 hectare park with 102 hectares of open space, up to 8,000 homes, five permanent sporting venues, event spaces, 45 hectares of biodiverse habitat and a network of pathways, cycle routes and waterways for all to enjoy.

Shaun McCarthy, chair of the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012, said: “This strategy represents a step change for sustainability on the Park setting challenging targets in many areas.”

He continued: “Yet there is more still to do if we are all to enjoy a sustainable future. We must look to the LLDC and organisations like it to light the way, innovating for even higher sustainability gains from 2012 onwards.”

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