Royal Docks at London Climate Action Week


Royal Docks at London Climate Action Week

We’re taking a green tour of the Royal Docks this week showcasing the projects, buildings and people championing a just transition.

Once the beating heart of global trade, today the Royal Docks is re-emerging as one of the country’s leading areas of opportunity, investment and innovation, covering 100 hectares of water and 900 hectares of land.

The vision for the Royal Docks reflects Newham’s Just Transition Plan, the first of it’s kind in the UK and the Mayor of London’s Environment Strategy. In order to reach net zero carbon by 2030 we need to live and work to secure a sustainable, inclusive and fairer London for present and future generations.

Home to a wide range of businesses and communities, the Royal Docks has an opportunity to lead by example when it comes to promoting and embodying a green transition that is just, ambitious and collaborative.

This is just a taster of what the Royal Docks is doing to champion environmental sustainability and tackle the climate crisis. We will continue to share stores of inspiration this week and beyond across our channels and newsletter so sign up to stay in the loop.

Ectogrid™ is coming to the Royal Docks, Silvertown
We are thrilled to announce Silvertown is confirmed as first UK home for pioneering ectogrid™ low carbon energy network. What a way to mark #LCAW. Change in action.
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Interview: Gee Sinha talks sustainability and the Tate Institute
We caught up with one of our local sustainability pioneers. Gee Sinha tells us how circular economy principles sit at the heart of Respace's renovation of much-loved local historic landmark Tate Institute.
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People Powered Places: championing green spaces in Beckton
Four inspiring projects, supported by Newham’s People Powered Places with additional funding from the Royal Docks Team, highlight what is possible when a community with a shared vision comes together to improve their local environment. 
Take a look

11 ways to go greener in the Royal Docks
Here, in the Royal Docks, green initiatives are flourishing. From recycling to waterside walks, and green tech to repair workshops, we’ve put together a rundown on how to green your world and decrease the area’s carbon footprint.
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Explore the Royal Docks with terrific tours and trails
We’ve got trails and routes to suit all kinds of interests, from history to art, buildings to music. Check out the list below, download one of the trail guides and head off on your own Royal Docks adventure.
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Perches and Pews
Six stunning public benches are now in situ across the Royal Docks. This year’s designs rethink ‘waste’ – reflecting on the story of the local area - past, present and future.
Explore here

Hive Heroes – Royal Docks honey harvest
While the Royal Docks may not spring to mind as a bee paradise, it is actually home to two apiaries, managed by Bermondsey Street Bees which produces nationally recognised, award-winning honey every year.
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Royal Docks at Reset Connect
We hosted a session exploring how the Royal Docks is becoming an exemplar of place-based climate action. A panel of experts from key anchor organisations within the Royal Docks discussed topics such as Newham Council's progressive Just Transition Plan, the University of East London's proactive approach to sustainability and the launch of a pioneering ectogrid, a UK first, with E.ON and Lendlease.