The Green Recovery Board brings together leading academics, business leaders, and think tanks to confront the borough’s looming economic crisis and address climate change by building a low-carbon, green economy.
It builds on Hounslow's strong track record including its declaration of a climate emergency in 2019 and the launch of a Climate Emergency Action plan and framework for a greener borough earlier this year.
Chaired by Cllr Samia Chaudhary, Lead Member for Parks and Leisure, the board held its first meeting on Tuesday 23 June, which you can read about here. You can read the latest updates on the Green Recovery blog.
Cllr Chaudhary said: "The economic and environmental challenges we face are very great, but so too are the opportunities. No individual organisation or person can meet these challenges alone, which is why we are drawing on the collective strength of the Council, the community, business leaders, and academics to address these problems together.
"Our bold ambition is for this board to be a vanguard for green change, to be a leader on green recovery across London. The full scope of our ambition to innovate and stimulate a strong and robust green recovery will become clear in the coming weeks when we set out the innovation, ideas and plans formulated by the Green Recovery Board."
Its membership includes:
- Cllr Samia Chaudhary, Board Chair and Cabinet Member for Parks and Leisure
- Cllr Katherine Dunne, Cabinet Member for Climate Change
- Cllr Hanif Khan, Cabinet Member for Transport
- Cllr Guy Lambert, Cabinet Member for Waste, Highways and the Companies
- Johan Woltjer, Professor at University of Westminster
- Rick Moxon, Professor at Cranfield University
- Rebecca Eligon from Collaborate CIC
- Phil Horton from Vinci Concessions
- Peter Day from WSP
- Rob Whitehead from Centre for London
- James Close from London Waste and Recycling Board
- Kate Hand from London Councils
- Emma Beal from West London Waste Authority
- Dr David Greenfield from Circular Economy Club
- Louise Crothall from Natural England
- Andrew Dakers from West London Business
- Steve Turner from ARUP