An Olympic sustainability watchdog has warned that 2010 is going to be a “critical year” in making sure that green targets for the London 2012 Games are achieved.
The legacy programme which the event hopes to provide has not yet been “adequately defined”, according to the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012. Officials are particularly keen to see how pledges that the Olympic Park will be a “blueprint for sustainable living” will be carried out in practice.
At the release of its annual review, called Raising the Bar, the commission did say that it is “optimistic” and “positive” that targets for sustainability at the venues are still likely to be met.
The report also claimed that UK industry as a whole could excel in green areas like managing embodied carbon if the knowledge and best practice from London’s Olympic programme is passed on.
Work in carbon, food and waste last year by delivery partners and the six Games sustainability partners received special praise in the commission’s review.