United Kingdom: Climate Emergency UK co-hosts climate action webinar for councillors

Newsletter by Councillor Kevin Frea on 15 June 2021:

This webinar on Thursday 17 June from 7.00-8.30pm is for councillors to find out how their council can take urgent action to help the UK meet its climate targets.

If you’re not a councillor please share this with your Councillors.

Register here


Secure the powers and resources councils need
The UK Government has recently committed to cut the UK’s carbon emissions by 78% by 2035. This will require concerted action at all levels, including councils. Join this webinar on Thursday 17 June 2021 to find out how your council can take urgent action to help the UK meet its climate targets and how we can work together to secure the powers and resources councils need.

We’ll also introduce you to some key tools you can use to help tackle the climate crisis in your area.

This webinar is for councillors in every tier of local government, in England, Wales & Northern Ireland. This webinar is co-hosted by Climate Emergency UK, Friends of the Earth and My Society.

What to expect?

  • Learn what your council can do to take urgent and immediate climate action
  • Hear case studies from other local councils to find out what they’re doing to tackle the climate crisis
  • Find out about the co-benefits of climate action including health, wellbeing and economic benefits
  • Network with other councillors

Who’s this event for?
This webinar is for any councillors who are interested in taking climate action in their area. We particularly welcome sign ups from councillors who were newly elected in the May 2021 elections.

This webinar will be recorded. If you aren’t able to attend but would like a copy of the recording please register anyway and we’ll email you after the event.


More about the speakers

Sandra Bell is Campaigner in the Policy & Insight team at Friends of the Earth, specialising in local climate policy, land use and pesticides. Follow @sandrambell on Twitter.

Friends of the Earth is an environmental campaigning community dedicated to the wellbeing and protection of the natural world and everyone in it. We support a network of Climate Action Groups across England, Wales and Northern Ireland who are working with their councils to develop and implement strong and ambitious climate action plans.

Councillor Kevin Frea is Founder of Climate Emergency UK, and Deputy Leader & Cabinet Member for Climate Action at Lancaster City Council. Follow @KevinFrea on Twitter.

Climate Emergency UK supports local authorities by providing accessible information about best practice and providing a network where local authorities, activists, NGOs, business and local communities can work together to tackle the climate emergency.

Louise Crow is the Programme Director for MySociety leading work across their Transparency and Climate Programmes. Follow @crowbot on Twitter.

MySociety is a not for profit group pioneering the use of online technologies to empower citizens to take their first steps towards greater civic participation. Our aim is to empower people everywhere to become informed and active citizens, able to fully participate in shaping the decisions that impact their lives, contribute to flourishing communities, and hold power to account wherever it may lie.


Climate Engagement Best Practice

A Climate Engagement Trello Board has been set up by Emily Tulloh to collect examples of community engagement by local authorities on the Climate and Ecological Emergency. You can view the board here. Please email us examples of good practice you would like to share on the board.

Local Authority Climate Officers and Climate Contacts

Have you ever struggled to find the contact information for who to contact in your council about climate related matters? We certainly have! So we are creating a directory of who to contact about climate related things within all local authorities across the UK. We need your help! Who would you contact within your local authority? Are you the contact? Please complete this form.


Source: Climate Emergency UK

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