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Environmental Reports and Strategic Documents

The Port of London Authority is the custodian of the tidal Thames; through its activities and the regulation of others we are committed to leaving the Thames in a better state than we received it.

We will achieve this by improving practices within our operations and sharing lessons learnt with others; we have set targets in reducing energy usage, carbon emissions in the organisation and emissions to air from the marine activity on the port. We will always plan for and drive adaption to climate change on the Thames and in our own resilience. We are committed to being a UK leading port for environment commitment and working in European and World ports to helping the sector drive forward positive contributions to the UN’s SDG’s.

Playing a key role in helping the PLA achieve its environmental goals, the Environment team monitors the organisation's progress against strategic frameworks and publishes its findings. 

Environmental Report

Our Environmental Report outlines our environmental aims, our progress to date and our future plans. It is collated into three main themes:

  • Cleaning the River: Air and Water Quality
  • Resource Management
  • Greening the River – Biodiversity

Each section features data together with links to further information on other pages of our website, where appropriate. These include plans and actions relating directly to our operations, as well as our external facing role to improve the wider Thames environment, using our powers as a regulator, investor and advocate.

Read the latest report.

PLA and the Environment

Emissions Reduction

Climate Change

Nature and Wildlife


Water Quality