|Public workshop and training day for Liverpool residents who want to reduce their carbon footprint, improve the environment of our city and prevent long term climate change.
Climate change is a “Civilizational wake-up call, telling us we need to evolve”. We already have the technology we need to make Britain a zero carbon society. This means reducing our greenhouse gas emissions dramatically, and compensating for any unavoidable emissions by using sustainable carbon capture strategies, like restoring peatland and expanding forested areas. But changing how millions of people live is a very special kind of problem. So if the technology says we can change, and the climate science says we must change, why isn’t change happening fast enough?
Recent research from the Centre of Alternative Technology identifies the economic, political and cultural barriers which stand in the way of positive, measurable action on climate change. Following the recent launch of the new report Zero Carbon Britain: Making it Happen, Liverpool Community Renewables (LCR) and the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), are working in partnership to deliver a Big Lottery funded project, “Zero Carbon Liverpool”.
We need to transition to a zero carbon society very rapidly, to try and limit the dangerous effects of climate change. This will mean making lots of changes to how we live, challenging what we currently think of as normal. The Zero Carbon Liverpool project aims to begin to bring Zero Carbon Britain to life on a city scale, and to stimulate economic and political debate around achieving net zero emissions in Liverpool. We want to involve citizens and key stakeholders in thinking about new ways to help build consensus for action.
This day long workshop, hosted by Zero Carbon Liverpool and the Zero Carbon Britain (CAT), will give you a taste of the most up to date Zero Carbon Britain research and the opportunity to explore different aspects of what a Zero Carbon Liverpool might looking like. Participants will have the chance to develop their ideas on how you can make carbon reductions in your own home through to bigger community projects and explore the barriers to transformational change and think about how, as a city we can overcome them
The programme for the day is as follows;
9.30am – 10.00am: Arrival and registration and Who’s Who board
10.00am – 10.45am: What is Zero Carbon Britain – Why Zero? Power up/power down, food and diets, transport
10.45am – 11.15am: What are the current issues across the city? Metro Mayor, Brexit, Green Space, Energy issues. What are the challenges going forward and how can we be a part of that?
11.15am – 11.30am: Q&A on Zero Carbon Britain/Liverpool
11.30am – 11.45am: Break
11.45am – 12.30pm: Postcards from the Future – Interactive session
12.30pm – 1.15pm: Tasting the Zero Carbon Diet
1.15pm – 1.45pm: Zero Carbon Britain – Making It Happen – catalysing change, lessons from history
Change needed at different levels to make it happen
1.45pm – 2.45pm: Breakout workshops
2.45pm – 3.00pm: Break
3.00pm – 3.45pm: How to communicate you message and who’s getting ready for Zero
3.45pm – 4.30pm: Open discussion on what’s next, where are we going, what ideas do people have
4.30pm onwards: Drinks and Idea sharing
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We hope you can make it!