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Come along to our event on tackling climate change - Friday 22nd November

Hannah Lazell

18 October 2019

We know that Labour councils and opposition groups up and down the country are working hard to tackle the climate emergency. We listened to our members and produced our climate emergency website which will be a go to resource for Labour councillors looking to improve their work and campaigning on climate change and environmental issues.

We also know that events and being able to meet people face to face to share ideas and learn from one another are also a hugely valuable resource. So on Friday 22nd November we’re holding a one day event on how Labour councils and opposition groups can play their part in tackling the climate emergency.  You can register for the event here.

It’s shaping up to be an exciting day.  We’ll hold a mixture of plenary and workshop sessions, and there’ll be opportunities for informal networking as well. We know that you’re all at different stages of your journey in tackling climate change, so our programme reflects this.

If you’ve recently declared a climate emergency and are wondering what your next steps are, then Cllr Tom Hayes, Cabinet Member for a Zero Carbon Oxford, will hold a “You’ve declared a climate emergency, now what?” workshop. There will be plenary sessions and a workshop looking at how to talk to residents and how to campaign on climate change. There’ll be an opportunity to hear from portfolio holders about how they have used their portfolios to tackle climate change, and a workshop on how councils can measure their success when talking climate change.

This will be a great opportunity for all Labour councillors who are interested in tackling climate change – whether you’re a Leader or portfolio holder, a Committee Chair or a backbencher – there’ll be something for you in the programme.

You can book your attendance at the event here – we look forward to seeing you on 22nd November.