Local Government and the Climate Agenda
Saturday, 11 January 2014 from 12:00 to 16:00 (PST)
Derby, United Kingdom
Stop Local Government abandoning the Climate Agenda!
Join climate activists from across the country in a discussion on how to Stop Local Government abandoning the Climate Agenda! This will involve people working to influence Local Government. The event is free and includes unlimited tea and coffee.
The event is being organised by Derby Climate Coalition, with the support of the Midlands Co-op Movement, the Campaign against Climate Change, the Low Carbon Communities Network (LCCN), and the Act! Alliance.
The Derby City Climate Strategy has been recently published. We will be looking at this, and what other councils are doing.
Despite the gravity of the climate situation we have seen national and local government reducing commitments to combating climate change. Without a national lead, coupled with massive reductions in funding and resources, local governments are also finding it hard to ensure that the climate message is being heard and hard to sustain related activities. This is despite the opportunities for growth in the green economy.
- Learning from Bristol: European Green Capital for 2015: Introduced by a member of the 2015 team
- Report from various areas (including Manchester, Derby, Brent, Sheffield) on climate activities and the interface with local government.
- Looking at the Derby Climate strategy.
- What is happening to recycling?
- Fracking and local government.
- Empowering local government: the need for a political campaign
- Building climate networks.
Support and Contributors:
Chris Church from LCCN, Charles Secrett (formerly head of Friends of the Earth) from ACT!, an Officer from Derby City Council, Darren Hall member of the Bristol Green Capital 2015 team, Lucy Care from Derby and Ken Montague from the Campaign against Climate Change will be taking part
The event will be preceded (at 11.30 am) by a short visit to the Council's Hydro-plant on the River Derwent, which supplies the Council with much of its own electricity.