Second Lancaster ‘Climate & Ecological Emergency’ Conference: Taking Action Together 13th November 10am -5pm

The First ‘Climate & Ecological Emergency’ Conference was held at Lancaster Town Hall in March 2019, attended by 200 councillors, officers and activists from all over the UK. All Lancaster District residents are welcome to join us for free at this 2nd Conference which is being held online on Friday 13th November from 10am-5pm, with more than 30 sessions with 60+ speakers. Many of the sessions are showcasing projects from Lancaster City Council, Lancaster University and other community groups. See the complete programme here. All sessions will be recorded to access afterwards, but you will need to register.

21st century governance: principles for responding to the climate emergency

Speakers: Professor Nigel Watson, Lancaster University; Emily Tulloh, FutureGov, Stefan Webb, FutureGov What are the main organisational and institutional challenges for responding to the climate …

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Citizen’s Juries & Assemblies

Peter Bryant, from Shared Futures CIC, will be presenting the CiC’s work running citizen’s juries for local authorities in Lancaster and Leeds, and Cllr Tom Hayes, deputy …

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Travel & Air Quality

Elliott Grimshaw & Robert Boschi from Lancaster City Council will talk about purchasing electric vehicles to decarbonise staff travel and making them available to residents …

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The role of Planning

Diane Neville, Senior Planning Policy Officer from Lancaster City Council will talk about their current Local Plan Review to address the climate emergency. Diane works …

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Retrofit and Green Homes Grant

The spekers include Jonathan Aitkinson from the Carbon Coop and James Sommerville from Agility Eco (based in Morecambe) Carbon Co-op is an energy services and advocacy …

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Community Led Housing

Community led housing is a growing movement of ordinary people taking action and managing housing projects that build the decent and affordable homes that the country so desperately …

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Natural Flood Management

Natural Flood Management (NFM) has the potential, if fully implemented, to be hugely beneficial to reducing flood risk for those already seriously affected by climate …

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Sustainable Food Places

Tackling the climate and nature emergency is the single greatest challenge of our time and will require a radical shift in our food and farming …

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Managing solar parks for nature

Solar parks offer huge potential to address the UK’s biodiversity crisis, according to a report published last year. Once built they are quiet spaces, with little …

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The Transformative potential of urban greening and food growing

Speakers: Dr Lingxuan Liu, Lancaster University. Facilitators: Dr Bethan Mead, Liverpool UniversityDr Sofia Kourmpetli, Cranfield UniversityDr Natalia Falagán, Cranfield University Session agenda 11:45-11:55: Short presentation …

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