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Location Greenwich, London
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Keywords London borough
Published by Phil Green
Felipe Schenone
Published 2019
License CC BY-SA 4.0
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Reduction target Carbon Neutral Greenwich, Royal Borough of Greenwich
Reduction date 2030
Climate emergency declaration June 2019

The Royal Borough of Greenwich ( (listen), , or ) is a London borough in southeast Greater London. The London Borough of Greenwich was formed in 1965 by the London Government Act 1963. The new borough covered the former area of the Metropolitan Borough of Greenwich and part of the Metropolitan Borough of Woolwich to the east. The local council is Greenwich London Borough Council which meets in Woolwich Town Hall. The council's offices are also based in Woolwich, the main urban centre in the borough.

Greenwich is the location of the Greenwich prime meridian, on which all Coordinated Universal Time is based. The prime meridian running through Greenwich and the Greenwich Observatory is where the designation Greenwich Mean Time, or GMT began, and on which all world times are based. In 2012, Greenwich was listed as a top ten global destination by Frommer's – the only UK destination to be listed.

To mark the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II, Greenwich became a Royal Borough on 3 February 2012, due in part to its historic links with the Royal Family, and to its UNESCO World Heritage Site status as home of the Prime Meridian.

Climate action[edit | edit source]

  • Carbon Neutral Greenwich, "sets out what we need to do to reach carbon neutral by 2030 under seven key themes", consultation process ends March 7, added 18:02, 22 January 2021 (UTC)
  • Declaration in response to the climate emergency, royalgreenwich.gov.uk, June 2019

Greenwich Students' Union is the university's students' union. In October 2019, the GSU Student Assembly voted to ask the university to declare a climate emergency and for the university and union sustainability strategies to consult with students in creating them. This call to action aimed to speed up the university's efforts at becoming carbon neutral. W

Open spaces[edit | edit source]

  • Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park TCV

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has over fifty parks and open spaces within its boundaries. The Green Chain W, a linked series of linear and circular walks, include some of those open spaces within Greenwich. The Chain originates at three points along the River Thames and stretches to Crystal Palace Park. Greenwich is a riverside borough, and one of the largest open spaces is the Thames itself, forming the northern boundary of the borough. A sign posted riverside trail W forms a walkway for both pedestrians and cyclists. W

Cycling activism[edit | edit source]

The Thames Path Cycle Route is a black-signposted route that follows the river between Putney Bridge in the west and Greenwich in the east. It mostly follows the Thames Path, but diverges in various sections, especially where the path follows a footpath-only route. It also links National Cycle Route 1 (east of London) with National Cycle Route 4 (west of London). W

Education for sustainability[edit | edit source]

News and comment[edit | edit source]

2016

London's first cycling Quietway officially opens from Greenwich to Waterloo, Jun 14 [1]

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