COP26 - The Day After - Are you inspired to do more?

Start: Saturday, November 13, 2021 7:00 PM

End: Saturday, November 13, 2021 9:00 PM

COP26 - The Day After

Are you inspired by COP26 and want to do more?

Join us to listen to first-hand accounts from people who attended the summit or drive the green agenda and hear their ideas about what we can do as a local community to help achieve some of the targets. You will be part of the discussion and part of the drive to action.

This is a hybrid event, with a choice of attending in person or via Zoom. If you would like to attend in person at Lansdown Hall, please wear a mask. The Hall will be managed with the relevant measures in place to ensure the event is COVID safe. Our speakers are:

Carla Denyer

Co-leader of the Green Party of England & Wales.

Carla is the co-leader of the Green Party with Adrian Ramsay and a councillor for Clifton Down in Bristol, as part of the largest Green councillor group in the UK. In 2018 she proposed the first Climate Emergency declaration in Europe, committing Bristol to go carbon neutral by 2030 and inspiring hundreds of other organisations to follow her lead. She is the Green Party’s Housing and Communities spokesperson, with a track record of standing up for renters and working to prevent homelessness. Before entering politics, Carla worked as a renewable energy engineer, specialising in offshore and onshore wind.

Juliet Davenport

Climate scientist, renewable pioneer, businesswoman, environmental activist.

Juliet Davenport has spent more than 20 years not just advocating for solutions to climate change, but actively creating them. Having achieved degrees in atmospheric physics and economics, Juliet founded one of the UK’s first 100% renewable electricity suppliers in 1999. An innovator whose contribution to climate action over the last two decades is among the greatest in the UK, today she is a figurehead for climate change action.

Dr Simon Pickering

Ecologist & Environment Advisor for Ecotricity, Co-chair of Gfirst Business Energy Group and Advisor to Business Declares.

Simon has been a professional ecologist for over 40 years (working on Bats to Beavers, Albatrosses to Flamingos). He has help design and create internationally important wetlands, introduced beavers to Gloucestershire and advised Government on issues including human disturbance of wildlife, bat and wind turbines. He recently stood down (after 21 years) as Green Cllr on Stroud District Council where, as Chair of the Environment committee, he oversaw the council cutting its waste to landfill by 50%, the development of nationally acclaimed natural flood management scheme and the council becoming the first carbon neutral council in Europe.

Dan Green

Founding member of Stroud Youth Strike 4 Climate.

Dan is a 17 year old student at Archway 6th form in Stroud, he was one of the founding members of Stroud youth strike 4 climate back in 2019. These continued almost every month from February 2019 until march 2020, with the largest having around 1500 protesters. Dan has always had a keen interest in environmental issues and wanted to provide an opportunity for young people around Stroud to have a voice that was taken seriously.

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This is a free event and open to the public – everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be available.

Register now to avoid disappointment.

Hope to see you there.