TfL has the opportunity to play a pioneering role in tackling climate change
The report details the steps that TfL is taking to cut carbon emissions and improve air quality by encouraging Londoners to choose less polluting ways of getting around the city, promoting efficient vehicle use, and investing in low carbon fuels, vehicles and energy.
The main environmental achievements from 2007/08 include:
In addition, the carbon footprint of Tube and DLR passengers is falling; CO2 emissions per passenger kilometre have fallen by five per cent on the Tube and three per cent on the DLR over the past year.
Peter Hendy, TfL Commissioner, said: 'TfL has the opportunity to play a pioneering role in tackling climate change and protecting and enhancing London's environment.
'This report illustrates the progress we are making across the transport system by, for example, improving energy efficiency across the Tube network and investing in technology such as hybrid and hydrogen buses.
'Looking to the future, TfL will deliver the Mayor's priorities which include facilitating a massive increase in cycling and walking in London, encouraging the take-up of more electric vehicles and introducing a new, greener bus for London.
'With a significant increase in London's population forecast over the next decade, TfL will need to expand public transport capacity.
'We are committed to meeting this demand while taking every possible step to deliver environmental sustainability across the transport network.'
The report also includes an update on the £25m, three-year Climate Change Fund which was set up in 2007 and supports innovative programmes to help achieve the Mayor's target of reducing carbon emissions in the Capital by 60 per cent by 2025, against 1990 levels.
To date, the fund has allocated £14.7m to seven programmes including quadrupling the number of hybrid buses purchased to 56 by May 2009, and supporting a programme to develop and trial low carbon technology in London's taxi fleet.