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Fleet Street Quarter to host Climate Festival as part of London Climate Action Week

The Festival will be taking place on 25th and 26th June.

Fleet Street Quarter is excited to be hosting a Climate Festival on 25th and 26th June, as part of London Climate Action Week 2024. Comprising a series of high-level debates, networking, and cultural events, the Festival’s overarching theme is, creating a blueprint for a more sustainable future.

Across the two days, more than 20 senior leaders in the sustainability, property, finance, media and legal sectors will share their insights on some of the most pressing challenges and opportunities facing business within the Fleet Street area and beyond. Themes include the impact of 2024’s ‘year of democracy’ on business and planet, harnessing the power of “the 1%” in accelerating climate action, decarbonising London’s building stock and growing London’s green skills.

Lady Lucy French OBE, CEO, Fleet Street Quarter says: “As one of the oldest parts of London, the Fleet Street Quarter has faced many challenges and has successfully evolved to be a thriving hub for business. Now, in the face of our biggest global challenge, climate change, the district and the businesses within it, are entering a new era of adaptation and transition to net zero.

“Through this Climate Festival, we want to create an opportunity for our local businesses to collaborate with other business leaders, Public Sector partners, and sustainability experts to identify best practice and new ideas that support them in their decarbonisation goals.”

We’re also supporting London Climate Action Week as a venue hub, offering a dozen or so venues to participating event organisers  - ranging from sustainable new-builds to cultural spaces and historic buildings.


Can London still be a centre for the net zero global economy? 9:00AM - 10:00AM

How can we redesign cities to prioritise nature and green spaces? 10:30AM - 11:30AM

Climate Action: The role of media, advertising and brand 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Conscious Wealth - harnessing the power of the 1% in climate action 5:00PM - 6:00PM


What does 2024's 'Year of Democracy' mean for Business and the Planet?

9:30AM - 10:30AM

The Retrofit Revolution

11:00AM - 12:00PM

Closing the Green Skills Gap

5:00PM - 6:00PM

Notes to editors

About Fleet Street Quarter

The Fleet Street Quarter is a major Business Improvement District established in April 2022. Encompassing an area which features Fleet Street at its heart, but embracing fascinating areas such as Chancery Lane, Holborn, Ludgate Hill and New Street Square, the Fleet Street Quarter aspires to shape the whole area into a thriving place to live, work, and visit.

The BID will create a strong business collective, providing a powerful voice for local businesses, enhancing the physical environment, injecting new energy into the area, and creating a safer and cleaner destination for all who live, work or visit the area. The BID acts as the custodian for the Fleet Street Quarter businesses, promoting it as a destination of choice for business, culture and leisure. Contributions from the BID levy paying community will see the BID invest over £12 million directly into the area to stimulate, develop and influence a comprehensive improvement over the next 5 years.

Set amongst a backdrop of beautiful architecture, the Fleet Street Quarter is home to a whole host of iconic cultural locations, hotels, restaurants, bars and cafés. St. Bride’s Church, Dr. Johnson’s House and London’s Silver Vaults can all be found in this historic home of journalism. There’s also a great variety of pubs to be sought out in the Quarter, including Editor’s Tap, Old Bell Tavern, Old Bank of England and one of London’s oldest, Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, many of which have been known to be frequented by literary geniuses such as Charles Dickens, W.B. Yeats, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Dr Samuel Johnson, creator of the first English Dictionary.