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Responding to the climate crisis: Workshop 2

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Blackpool Football Club

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Blackpool Revoe Big Local and IPPR invite you the second of two workshops, to look at responses to the climate crisis

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Blackpool Revoe Big Local and IPPR would like to invite you to join us for a solution focused workshop, where we will share ideas and start to create a plan for how our community and the government could respond to the climate crisis.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided, so please book your place to avoid disappointment as spaces are limited.

This workshop is the second in a series of two, we will prioritise tickets to people who have attended the first workshop on the 23rd March, as this workshop will make more sense to you.

To register for workshop 1, please go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/climate-change-and-our-community-workshop-2-tickets-95255697355)

Workshop 2: How can we respond to the climate crisis? 22nd April, 10am - 4pm.

In the second workshop we will be digging deeper into the topics decided in Workshop 1 as the most pressing for Blackpool and the region. We expect to be discussing topics like; extreme weather, energy production and use, buildings, food and recycling and transport.

We will start to create a plan for action, thinking about how we can respond to the crisis as individuals, a community and what the government needs to do to support Blackpool. And it won't be all doom and gloom, we believe that while the climate crisis is scary, it could be an opportunity to address the inequalities in our community- cold and damp housing, lack of access to healthy food, poor transport, cheaper heating.

We will:

- Explore ideas for practical projects residents could take part in

- Understand where external support is needed for these projects

- Help develop new policy ideas that could reduce carbon emissions in Blackpool.

This workshop will be attended by the Environmental Justice Commission's co-chair and Green Party MP, Caroline Lucas.

Your voice matters and your views will help shape government and local responses to the climate crisis, so please join us!

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About IPPR's Environmental Justice Commission

Blackpool Council, along with the UK Parliament and more than half of the local authorities across England, has declared a Climate Emergency. What does this mean for the future of the community? The Environmental Justice Commission wants you to help them develop ideas and policies, that will bring about a green transition that works for everyone.

The role of the Commission is to listen and to understand what is important to residents, local organisations and businesses, when it comes to responses to the climate emergency. They are interested to hear what you think is important, when it comes to issues such as homes and housing, jobs and industry, energy, food, transport and land use.

The discussion will be about ideas and opportunities, hearing stories from local residents and schools, meeting people, and sharing what you think in a fun and engaging format.

Find out more about the commission at www.ippr.org/environment-and-justice

Photo credit for the image of Blackpool to Michael D Beckwith on Unsplash

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