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Royal Docks - Taking a place-based approach to a just transition

25 Jun 2024
London Hub & Bar
Reset Connect London 2024

The Royal Docks, once home to the world's largest enclosed docks, consists of six distinct neighbourhoods,  100 hectares of active water and 900 hectares of land. It's home to 65k residents, 3k businesses and big ambitions to support a just transition. A unique business ecosystem and economy now exists within the docks. 

From significant municipal organisations ( Greater London Authority and Newham Council) to proactive higher education providers like the University of East London, internationally recognised manufacturing leaders Buhler and Tate & Lyle as well as, international conferencing leaders Excel, London City Airport and a number of large developers. The breadth of industry represented, the unique location and business ecosystem and our collective ambition to deliver climate solutions means a unique opportunity has formed,  to be an exemplar of place-based climate action with far-reaching impact. 

Join to find out more about Newham Council's progressive Just Transition Strategy, the University of East London's proactive approach to sustainability and how the Royal Docks is becoming an exemplar of place-based climate action. 

Matt Davies, Head of Economic Development - Royal Docks Enterprise Zone
Jacob Heitland, Director Climate Action - Newham Council
Robert De Jong, Director – Royal Docks Centre for Sustainability - University of East London
Jess Wallis, Development Director - Silvertown Project - Lendlease