The vast majority of local councils across the UK have made climate emergency declarations, and have been making progress towards carbon neutrality over the next ten, twenty or thirty years. But when compared to the unprecedented response to the Covid-19 pandemic, it is clear that climate change is not considered an emergency in the same way.
What should a climate emergency response really look like? How can councils, organisations, and communities find common ground in their priorities and perspectives? How do we balance pragmatism, imagination, and hope?
This workshop will look at what’s working and what’s not, and use the concept of collective resilience to find common ground on which we can work together. Join us and share your perspective to help reframe our way forward in a time of incredible uncertainty.
Peter Lefort is the Sector and Partnerships Lead for Cornwall Council’s Carbon Neutral Cornwall programme, working towards carbon neutrality across Cornwall by 2030. He has worked in climate change for ten years, as a campaigner, facilitator, and network manager, and specialises in the resilience of individuals, organisations, and systems.