The science is clear and incontrovertible; in order to avert the serious consequences of climate change, every effort now needs to be made to keep the rise in global temperature to no more than 1.5 degrees C above pre-industrial averages. How can this future be achieved? What contributions can individual countries and regenerative approaches make towards this enormous reduction in greenhouse gases?
Join us for our meeting on Climate change and regenerative futures. In this discussion we will explore UN climate change negotiations and two examples of regenerative approaches from SW England.
As usual, we will start with informal networking and refreshments from 6.30pm-7pm. Please come along to meet other local fellows and guests, or join us online from 7pm to listen and contribute!
6.30pm - 7.00pm Teas/coffees and networking
7.00pm -7.10pm Welcome and introductions
7.10pm - 8.20pm
- “Keeping 1.5C Alive - COP26 and the United Nations climate negotiations”, Ginny Bennett. Ginny is a senior solicitor in the Government Legal Service and a specialist in climate change law. Since 2016 she has attended all sessions of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and led the legal advisers to the UK Presidency of COP26.
- “Share Salisbury”, Eva McHugh. Eva has led creation of Share Salisbury (A Library of Things), a social enterprise which gives the community access to borrow the things they need. Sharing instead of buying new promotes a circular economy and helps minimize consumption whilst ensuring that people with less money or storage capacity don’t go without.
- “The Falmouth Repair Café”, Sam Lanyon FRSA. Sam is a British designer & technologist based in Falmouth in Cornwall. Sam will explain what is a Repair Café, how it fits into a Circular Economy, how they started Cornwall's first Repair Café and the recent RSA funded outreach to increase public understanding of the repair café’s climate benefits.
8.20pm – 8.45pm Discussion and close
This is a hybrid meeting taking place both in person at The Friends Meeting House and online via Zoom. Please select the appropriate ticket type when booking your place.
The meeting is open to non-Fellows and Fellows. We welcome all who support the work of the RSA and who are interested in finding out more about our activities.
The Quaker Meeting House is a COVID-19 secure venue. Please use hand sanitiser provided and follow guidance on arrival. We request that all attendees evaluate their own health and that of those they’re in close contact with. We encourage all attendees that are ill or showing symptoms of illness to stay home and to cancel your Eventbrite ticket if you are no longer able to join the event.
Teas/coffees will be available at the venue on your arrival. There is a car park at the rear of the building that holds approximately 15 cars. Access is via Fountain Way.
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