Positive Climate Action Day Seminar

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Feb. 21, 2020 - Feb. 21, 2020

10:00 to 16:00 2020-02-21 10:00:00 2020-02-21 16:00:00 Europe/London Positive Climate Action Day Seminar <p><strong>Positive Climate Action Day Seminar – 21/02/20 10am to 4pm Reception Room, Barnsley Town Hall, Yorkshire&nbsp;</strong>hosted by&nbsp;<strong>Energise Barnsley</strong></p> <p>How is our local community going to address a global problem over the next ten years? </p> <p>On the 21st February from 10am to 4pm we will be hosting an all day ... Not Provided j.hall@communityenergyengland.org

Positive Climate Action Day Seminar – 21/02/20 10am to 4pm Reception Room, Barnsley Town Hall, Yorkshire hosted by Energise Barnsley

How is our local community going to address a global problem over the next ten years?

On the 21st February from 10am to 4pm we will be hosting an all day seminar in the Reception Room, Town Hall.

If you don’t read the latest climate change reports, or even the executive summaries, and the dire warnings simply pass you by, then this day is for you. Or, if you are totally consumed by the forthcoming effects of climate change are likely to have o...

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Positive Climate Action Day Seminar – 21/02/20 10am to 4pm Reception Room, Barnsley Town Hall, Yorkshire hosted by Energise Barnsley

How is our local community going to address a global problem over the next ten years?

On the 21st February from 10am to 4pm we will be hosting an all day seminar in the Reception Room, Town Hall.

If you don’t read the latest climate change reports, or even the executive summaries, and the dire warnings simply pass you by, then this day is for you. Or, if you are totally consumed by the forthcoming effects of climate change are likely to have on our planet and us as a community, but feel hopeless to do anything or want to share your anxieties then this day is for you.

After a welcome address, our opening speakers are Climate Change Ambassadors from Barnsley AcademyKendray. We will hear from the generation who want to postively enforce governments worldwide to rapidly change their stance on mitigating the effects of climate change.

We will then hear from our two public sector organisations, Sheffield City Region and Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, on the initiatives and roadmap they have devised in order to tackle climate change.

Barnsley Council climate emergency plans can be discovered hereThe Centre for Sustainable Energy will share their view on how councils can interact with communities to cooperate and fight climate change.

How as a community can we volunteer, challenge or contribute to these plans?

We will then hear from the local community and business's on action they have taken to mitigate the effects of climate change, or action they would like to develop.

Lastly, we will hear from the National Lottery Climate Action Fund and the Rural Community Energy Fund representatives, on the funding available to catalyse our local communities to tackle climate change. Funding is available from £50,000 per community up to £2 million.

During the day the Centre for Sustainable Energy will be hosting a climate action planning wall, and climate change ‘worry wall’ for those of us wishing to express our frustrations, anxieties, fears, innovations and hopes.

Register to attend.

10.00am Open

10.15 Welcome Address Councillor Chris Lamb, Cabinet Spokesperson - Environment & Transportation, BMBC

10.20 - 11.20 Climate Change Ambassadors, Barnsley Academy, Kendray

11.20 - 11.40 Mark Lynam, Director of Transport, Infrastructure & Housing, Sheffield City Region - ‘Sheffield City Region’s proposed approach to our climate emergency declaration and how we will be working with the Universities to identify solutions to meet with net zero target date.’

11.40 - 12.00 David Malsom, Group Leader Housing & Energy, BMBC - 'BMBC declaration of a climate emergency & the roadmap to 2030'

12.00 - 12.20 Rachel Coxcoon, Programme Director, Climate Emergency Strategic Support, Centre for Sustainable Energy - 'What can you do next after declaring a climate emergency?'

12.30 - 13.00 Break - Refreshments will be served & delegates can populate the climate action planning wall hosted by the Centre for Sustainable Energy

13.00 - 13.20 Charles & Sarah Booth - 'Booth Brothers - transition to a sustainable business'

13.20 - 13.40 Andy Heald, Director, Energise Barnsley - 'Solar, storage, air source heat pumps & the electrification of heat in our homes'

13.40 - 14.00 Faye Tomson, Tomson Consulting 'District heat from old minewater in Barnsley'

14.00 - 14.15 Break

14.15- 14.30 Alan Millar, Rural Community Energy Fund, Project Officer 'The Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) is aimed at supporting rural communities in England to develop renewable energy projects, which provide economic and social benefits to the community.’

14.30 - 14.45 tbc, National Lottery Climate Action Fund - 'The Climate Action Fund will support communities across the UK to take action on climate change. These communities will demonstrate what is possible when people take the lead in tackling climate change.

14.45 - 15.00 What's our climate action planning wall telling us today?

15.00 - 15.30 Panel Q&A - Our guest speakers will answer questions and thoughts from the day which will be captured for future events

16.00 Event Ends

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