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PLA News Releases


News releases relating to the environment



The Port of London Authority (PLA) has announced plans to more than halve its carbon emissions within five years and achieve Net Zero by 2040, or sooner.

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Port of London Authority to more than halve emissions by 2025

Access for larger vessels to onshore power points to boost air quality and reduce noise

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New greener berth at Barrier Gardens Pier in Woolwich

Pioneering work by the Port of London Authority, across carbon emission reduction, habitat improvement and air quality on the Thames, is centre stage in its 2019 Environmental Report, just released online.

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A year of green acheivement

As the capital prepares for its hottest day of the year, the Port of London Authority (PLA) has issued a reminder not to underestimate the powers of the tidal River Thames.

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Thames heatwave safety call

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has released an update of its Air Quality Strategy for the tidal Thames, reflecting progress made in the two years since the strategy was launched and new actions responding to rapid changes in technology and regulation.

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Updated Air Quality Strategy for the tidal Thames released

A new vision could maximise the contribution of the River Thames to culture in the capital, according to a new report by the Port of London Authority (PLA) and Greater London Authority (GLA).

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Making the Thames the centre of London's cultural story - NEW REPORT

The first London conference dedicated to Greening Inland Shipping has been welcomed by delegates and is set to accelerate the adoption of cleaner propulsion technologies on the Thames.

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Conference set to accelerate 'Greening' of Inland shipping on the Thames

Improved habitat for birds, bees and other wildlife is to be created along the River Thames in Kent and Essex in a new partnership between the Port of London Authority (PLA) and the RSPB. The Thames Estuary contains some of the most important and protected wetland habitat in the UK, Ends For further information and to arrange an interview, please contact: • Fabian Harrison, RSPB Media Officer – fabian.harrison@rspb.org.uk / 01603 697595 / 07738101820 • Nick Tennant, PLA Head of Communications – nick,tennant@pla.co.uk / 01474 562246 / 07784 208074

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£150,000 boost for Thames Estuary habitats

More than 200 people have so far booked to attend London’s first Greening Inland Shipping conference at The Crystal, London on Tuesday, 10 September, with registration for places set to close in a week’s time.

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Strong demand for Greening Inland Shipping Conference places

After 316 hours of cycling and 79 beach cleans, Kiko Matthews finished her mammoth coastline bike ride – Kik-Plastic – with a “beach clean” in London.

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Kicking back – 7,000km plastic pollution crusade concludes on the tidal Thames

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