National “Local Government and the Climate Agenda” seminar to be held in Derby on Jan 11.

The Local Government and the Climate Agenda seminar involving climate activists and people working with (and against?) local government is to be held at the Quad, in Derby, on Saturday, the 11th of January, 12 noon to 4 pm. Reserve a place: http://local-governmentandclimate.eventbrite.co.uk

This event is being organised by Derby Climate Coalition.

The meeting is being supported by the ACT! Alliance, the Low Carbon Communities Network  (LCCN) , the Midlands Co-Operative Movement and the Campaign against Climate Change.

Chris Church from LCCN, Charles Secrett from ACT!, an Officer from Derby City Council, Darren Hall member of the Bristol Green Capital of Europe 2015 team and officers from  the Campaign against Climate Change will be taking part. Activists from Brent, Manchester and Sheffield will also be there.

Phone 07876595993 for more information.

Overview:

The Derby City Climate Strategy has been published earlier in the month. 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 under-cutting commitments to combating climate change. Without a national lead, coupled with massive attacks upon 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.

Strands:

  • 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 examples of Local Government Climate strategies.
  • What is happening to recycling?
  • Fracking and local government: success in getting local government to oppose fracking.
  • Empowering local government: the need for a political campaign.
  • Building climate networks.

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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 energy.  (TBC)

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