17/06/2020, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
at Online, video conferencing, .
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:
Learning from Covid-19 – repairing the damage, embedding the positives
“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 what we can learn from Covid-19, in particular the lessons for a just transition to net zero carbon for Birmingham. We’ll begin with an introduction from Dr Ewan Hamnett (a retired Birmingham GP and expert on active wellbeing). Dr Peter Rookes (Co-ordinator BCF Faiths Promoting Health and Well-being network and BVSC Trustee) will provide an overview on some of the faith community and BVSC members’ responses to the Covid emergency. The meeting will then be 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.
Image: ‘Floella’s Future’ flower display by Birmingham City Council: highlighting the need for action on climate change, at the Chelsea Flower Show 2019.
via Zoom video conferencing