COP26 East Hampshire
As the world focuses on Glasgow for the UN Conference on Climate Change, East Hampshire will be hosting its own climate conference, focusing on the action that can be taken locally to accelerate decarbonisation.
Organised by Damian in conjunction with East Hampshire District Council, the free event will include presentations as well as an exhibition, enabling visitors to engage with organisations and companies that can support action locally to decarbonise.
Lord Deben, Chairman of the UK's Climate Change Committee, will be the key note speaker. The independent statutory body advices government on emissions targets and reports to Parliament on the progress made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for and adapting to the
impacts of climate change.
Aiming to help households, business, public sector groups and others to take action in reducing their own carbon footprint, the half day event will be held at the Alton Maltings, on Friday 8th October.
To register in advance for free entry tickets, go to:
Three local Action Groups are currently developing recommendations in the key subject areas of transport, buildings, and land use & agriculture, and the findings from these groups will be shared at the COP26 East Hampshire event in October, showcasing new ideas and innovative work already underway locally.
Participants in these groups include local community groups and organisations who are active in these sectors, as well as representatives from local businesses, farms and schools and officials from both Hampshire County Council and East Hampshire District Council.
More information on the groups is available via the left hand menu or by clicking on ACTION GROUPS
More information on the local community groups and organisations is available via the left hand menu or by clicking on LOCAL INFORMATION & LINKS
A 'Fact Pack' of background information used by the groups is available via the attachment at the bottom on this page.
Damian said: “Tackling climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our age. Britain is a decarbonisation leader internationally, but we need to go much further to get to Net Zero. Much of that will be about policy, national initiatives and international agreements, but locally too we play a key part as individuals, families, firms and communities. COP26 East Hampshire is our opportunity to look at how to support that, sharing information and best practice. It will complement the great work done by East Hampshire’s strong network of climate and environmental groups.
“I am really excited about this initiative and the potential to help reduce our individual and collective carbon footprint. Each contribution will make a difference.”
Cllr Robert Mocatta, EHDC’s Portfolio Holder for Climate Change, said: “Climate change is the biggest issue facing the world today and we all have a part to play in fighting it.
“That’s why we have set up the COP26 East Hampshire to run in parallel with the international COP26 event. To really make progress against climate change we will need to tackle it root and branch, both on the international stage and locally.
“COP East Hampshire will give residents and businesses an insight into the issues we must overcome and the best actions we can take to limit our own impact on the environment.”
For anyone keen to find out more about the event or the opportunity to exhibit, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.