IPPR: Communities and Climate Action


IPPR: Communities and Climate Action


Starting 09 November 2020 16:30 through to 09 November 2020 18:00

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The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) is delighted to invite you to a virtual panel event on communities and climate action.

This will take place on Monday 9th November at 16.30-18.00 (GMT) via Zoom


To date, much of the discussion around climate action has been focused on what governments can and should be doing. While climate change won't be effectively tackled without action from government, industry and business, communities themselves can and are playing and important role in tackling climate change.  IPPR's forthcoming research on communities and climate action, which has been kindly supported by Local Trust, has identified a range of activities being undertaken by communities to tackle climate change. This activity is taking place across a range of areas from energy generation to preparing flood defences and creating resilient communities. This research represents the first comprehensive attempt to understand community action and the wider social and economic benefits that communities gain through their efforts to tackle climate change. It shows that responding to climate change isn't just about community survival. Addressing climate change at the community level provides an opportunity to empower communities and create thriving places. To coincide with the launch of this report, IPPR and Local Trust are keen to understand what more can be done to support community action and how current best practice might be replicated across the country within different and diverse communities. Our speakers:

  • Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP
  • Afsheen Kabir Rashid MBE, Co-Founder, Director and CEO, Repowering (invited)
  • Zakiya McKenzie, writer-in-residence, Forestry England (invited)
  • Chair: Jonathan Webb, Research Fellow, IPPR