London 2012: most sustainable Olympics yet, but many failures

An evaluation of the London Olympics’s progress against its sustainability strategy has drawn mixed conclusions. Transport and wildlife are the biggest achievements.

Failure to meet renewables targets is a 'significant hole' in London 2012's carbon reduction strategy (photo: Kathy Dewitt/Alamy)London 2012 has been the most sustainable Olympic Games to date, but has failed in “significant areas”, according to a report evaluating performance in the build-up to the event.1

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