London Met Lab: The Environment Challenge


We want to work with you on innovative design and research projects to ensure that London becomes carbon neutral, has clean air and is at the forefront of urban greening.

The world is facing a global climate and ecological crisis, and London is a case in point. As the capital’s population grows to 11 million by 2050, addressing problems of polluted air, water stress, poor access to public green space, and the effects of climate change, such as overheating and flooding, will become increasingly urgent. The city’s air pollution crisis means children in the city are far more likely to develop asthma than children living in other parts of the country, with two million Londoners are living under illegal air pollution levels.

The city, therefore, has ambitious targets to meet WHO air quality guidelines by 2030, become carbon neutral by 2050, and become half greenspace and have 12% more tree cover by 2050.

We’d love to hear from you about different projects or community initiatives we can work on with you.


Research and projects


Students and the community

Get in touch

Reach out to discuss partnering with us to tackle the challenges facing our city and communities. Please include the name of your organisation, explain the challenges you face and any thoughts you have about how we can work together.