Programme

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME SATURDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER 2020

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09:00

Conference opens

Attendees will be able to join the Conference from 9am. 

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09:30

Opening statements

By Richard Davies

Welcome to the South Shropshire Climate Action Conference 2020. 

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09:45

Icebreaker

Conference divides into random ‘breakout rooms’ with 6 people per room.

Activity: Please bring a short quotation to share with fellow participants. It might give hope, be thoughtful, be challenging, or give a dose of realism to the huge task in hand – that of transforming our world to net zero. We’ve added some quotes to the website to give you a few ideas, but feel free to bring your own. 

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10:00

Transport

By Professor John Whitelegg

A 15 minute presentation on the Transport Theme followed by 15 minutes Q&A. 

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10:30

Energy & Buildings

By Simon Ross 

A 15 minute presentation on the Energy & Buildings Theme followed by 15 minutes Q&A. 

11:00 – 11:10 COMFORT BREAK

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11:10

Land & Biodiversity

By Nick Read

A 15 minute presentation on the Land & Biodiversity Theme followed by 15 minutes Q&A.

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11:40

How to choose your ‘breakout room’ for the afternoon

The Conference Chair, Richard Davies, will explain how to add the ‘breakout room’ you want to join to your name on Zoom.

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11:50

Interconnectedness & Community

By Richard Bubb

Richard will highlight the connectivity between each of the themes and how we can act together as a community to see real change happen.

12:10 – 12:40 LUNCH BREAK

Delegates need to leave Zoom connected to facilitate breakout room allocation

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12:40

Breakout rooms for each Theme

By each of the Convenors

The Convenors will host ‘breakout rooms’ to cover their Theme in greater depth. The aim of the ‘breakout rooms’ are to form groups of people for each Theme who are committed to taking the discussions forward after the Conference and forming a Net-Zero Action Plan.

There will be a comfort break during the afternoon session.

Confirmed speakers for breakout rooms

Transport
Steve Hale
Michael Hymas
Les Lumsdon
David Currant

Energy & Buildings

Simon Ross
Helen Fairweather
Gordon Coppock
Dave Thomlinson
Mike Watkins

Land & Biodiversity
Phil Holden
Daphne Du Cros
James Evans
Mark Measures

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14:30

Final plenary session

Each of the Themes will give a short summary of their ‘breakout room’ followed by a closing statement, which will give some indication of the next steps.

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15:00

Event close

Closing remarks by Richard Davies.