RCE London

RCE London

In June 2009, London became the first capital city in Europe to become an RCE.  We are a learning community of practice and offer expertise on a range of ESD approaches developed by the LRCE partners and stakeholders for the benefit of Londoners and other places that experience the particular challenges that living in a global city brings. Particular issues include inequality of housing, air quality, employment and green space. London has the people, the ideas and the incentives to address this and the London RCE is a vehicle to help London capture and develop new and existing expertise in ESD.

Goals and Objectives

RCE London aims to:

  • Transform education by developing the capacity of Londoners to learn together and  make London a more sustainable  and inclusive place to live, work and play
  • Provide  a forum for dialogue and action to empower communities to live out sustainability principles
  • Build on the diversity of London to help shape global excellence in ESD through innovation in learning
  • To learn from the experience of other RCEs in the Global Learning Network so that we can work together to create a more sustainable world
  • Add value to existing RCE networks and initiatives in London by developing, sharing and applying effective expertise


Examples of London RCE programmes and activities

  • ESD training and distance learning courses – e.g.  the MSc Education for Sustainability at London Southbank University (www.lsbu.ac.uk/efs )
  • Promoting ESD in teacher education
  • Embedding ESD across the HE curriculum
  • Valuing displaced voices – refugee learning journeys
  • Promoting ethical fashion
  • ESD - Linking politics, education and learning

We do this through:

  • Conferences,  seminar programmes, film shows, discussion panels, reading gruops
  • Publications
  • Building ESD networks across London

ESD is about offering opportunities for all people and organisations to give and learn new insights - making sustainability principles integral to everyday life and learning.  We welcome any organisation or individual that is interested in how ESD can enhance your work and personal development. Contact Lynn Vickery (vickerl@lsbu.ac.uk) or Ros wade (wader@lsbu.ac.uk) for further information. 

For more information visit RCE London at https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/