The London Geodiversity Partnership was formed in 2008 with the aim of promoing and protecting geodiversity in London.
In 2009 the Partnership, working with the GLA, published ‘London’s Foundations’, a London Plan Implementation Report, which seeks to provide a framework for the conservation, enhancement and promotion of the capital’s geodiversity. It recommends that fourteen Regionally Important Geological Sites (RIGS) are set up across the capital.
More recently the partnership has produced the London Geodiversity Action Plan (published in October 2010). The Plan provides a framework for understanding, conserving and using the geodiversity of the capital .
Members of the Partnership represent a range of organisations including British Geological Survey, Natural England, Geologists' Association,English Heritage, local geological groups as well as academic institutions.
The Partnership seeks to share good geodiversity practice, influence regional policy and establish cross-regional working for geodiversity as well as providing the following functions:-
• a regional network for organisations, groups and individuals involved in geodiversity;
• a regional voice and profile for geodiversity;
• influence regional planning, policy development and practice;
• share good practice; and,
• work to find opportunities for cross-regional activities.