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One month on from the Climate Conference - watch the film...and the next steps

David Matthews

25 Jun 2024

Make your vote count on the 4th July for Climate and Nature ....

It’s been just over a month since our climate conference. We’re delighted to be able to share the short film of the conference produced by local film maker Robin Fellows-Weir here.

Accelerating action on the Climate crisis and Nature will need increased focus from government and business, but also a recognition by local people that everyone needs to reduce their consumption of resources and get their carbon emissions down below two tonnes per year. We need the people of Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin to join in, and to do so we can:

  • Lead by example

  • Listen to the concerns of family, friends and colleagues, and help them to understand the changes required

  • Get involved in local action and share what we’re doing.

In summarising the conference outputs, we identified some common threads that can give focus as to what and how we might look to the future:

  • Collaborative working (what does this entail and how can it be achieved?)

  • Skills sharing and training

  • Developing a progressive conversation outside the “green bubble”

  • Meeting people where they are

  • Creating a Green Network Collaboration.

The conference identified practical issues and challenges in areas such as Housing and Energy, Transport, Circular Economy, and Land, Nature, Food and Farming. These diverse topic areas require tangible actions, through targeted projects, case studies and exemplar initiatives and the development of fiscal mechanisms and incentives.

The presentation slides for the key note speech by from Dr Sam Hampton (University of Oxford and University of Bath) "Collective action and behaviour change to tackle the climate crisis" can also be read here.

Dr Sam Hampton Conference Key Note Speech 18.5.24
Download PPTX • 11.01MB

We’re continuing to work on all the conference outputs, so please let us know if you’d like to get involved. We’re working on the creation of a climate coalition, with a programme of work over the next three years. We’ll keep you updated as these plans develop over the next couple of months.

Finally, we have a great opportunity right now to use our voices to influence change. We can lobby election candidates and use our votes to encourage the new Government to take action on the Climate and Nature crises. Let’s do it!

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