RCE London

Photo Credit: RCE London
Rce details
United Kingdom
Date of RCE acknowledgement:
December, 2009
Description of RCE and Geographic Region:

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:
  • 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

The London RCE team and partners at the annual general meeting (Photo credit: RCE London)

Organisation Hosting RCE Secretariat:

London South Bank University

Key Partners:

Name of organisation: Green jobs Alliance
Role: Member of management committee
Contact name: Graham Petersen

Name of organisation: University of East London
Role: Member of Management Committee
Contact name: Neil Herrington

Name of organisation: SEed Sustainable Environmental Education NGO
Role: Member of management committee
Contact name: Poppy Flint

Current Activities:
  • Fresh Start EU project on migrant entrepreneurship – developing an ecosystem of support for migrant entrepreneurs (with partners in Belgium and the Netherlands)
  • Series of seminars, panels, discussions leading to a publication on effective implementation of the SDGs – From Global to Local
  • Research project on effective, innovative assessment for ESD
  • Refugees and migration as a sustainability issue – research project, publication

Hard at work planning the next project (Photo credit: RCE London)

Upcoming Activities:
  • Professional skills for ESD
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Contact Details
Main RCE Contact:
Lynn Vickery
Secondary RCE Contact:
Ros Wade
RCE Youth Coordinator(s):
Miriam Webb
General RCE email:
RCE mailing address for correspondence:

London RCE, London South Bank University 103 Borough Road SE1 0AA, London