Just Transition – Communities

20/05/2020, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Following a successful online gathering Our Cities & Climate, Footsteps is holding four online workshops to obtain local community and neighbourhood insights into the gathering’s main themes. This workshop will focus on:

Just Transition – what does it look like for Birmingham’s communities?

“the Council will lead by example and seek to be net zero carbon by 2030 – again ensuring that this is just – taking communities with us,” – Birmingham City Council Climate Emergency Declaration.

This workshop will explore the idea of a just transition to net zero carbon, and what this means for local and faith communities in Birmingham.  We’ll begin with a 20-minute introduction by David Cox, which will then be developed by our invited guests, before being thrown open to further contributions and discussion by participants.

The workshop will be feeding views and ideas from Birmingham’s communities into the City Council R20 Climate Emergency Taskforce.  In particular, Footsteps would like to hear stories from communities and provide the Taskforce with a view from the grassroots of what is needed and examples of what is already working well.

The event will be recorded to help communicate to R20, and to build a resource on the Footsteps website.

Please register for the event: this workshop will be limited to 20 participants to maximise discussion opportunities.

Register for Just Transition – Communities

David Cox OBE – a proponent of cycling, walking and play as key elements of active travel and public health, David will introduce the workshop with a conversation on Just Transition with Footsteps. David was also a member of Birmingham City Council’s 2011 Social Inclusion Task Force.

Invited guests will include speakers from the Earth Day Gathering.

Image: ‘Floella’s Future’ flower display by Birmingham City Council: highlighting the need for action on climate change, at the Chelsea Flower Show 2019.

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