The Worcestershire community is being asked to get involved with a series of activity focused on Climate Change leading towards COP 26 Climate Conference.
Climate Change is an issue for all and the Worcestershire LEP and Growth Hub are encouraging the Worcestershire community to get involved and support a sustainable future of the county.
The team are working to deliver two events, both on 20 September, which will help to discuss and educate on climate change and also identify what support programmes are available to help businesses.
The first event is a dedicated Business Breakfast event, organised by the Worcestershire Growth Hub. A return to the popular business breakfast style event of the past, attendees will have an opportunity to network with other local businesses as well as having a free breakfast and plenty of coffee.
Alongside those benefits, this event has been designed to be an informative session focused on the support schemes and grants available to help businesses make low carbon and green energy investments. You will learn about the schemes available and how you can apply to these support schemes and funds. The event will also feature a special talk from the Growth Hub’s Green Energy and Sustainability Advisor, The Clean Tech Business Group.
This is a FREE event available to businesses in Worcestershire, running from 8:00am until 11:30am.
To find out more about this event, visit the Worcestershire Growth Hub website here.
The second event is part of the National Net Zero Carbon BattleBus tour, funded by Government. This event will see the flagship Net Zero Carbon BattleBus arrive in Worcester to host an afternoon event as part of the national tour leading to COP26.
The Net Zero Carbon BattleBus team will provide an afternoon of activity with Jargon Busting, local Carbon Success Stories and then an exclusive for Worcestershire, a panel debate hosted by the University of Worcester. We are asking members of the Worcestershire community to get involved with this debate to put your questions to a panel of local authority speakers, academics and students.
Questions can be submitted through the Eventbrite registration.
This is another FREE event, however this event is open to everyone interested in learning more. It will be running from 11:30am until 4pm.
More information on the event can be found on the eventbrite link here. – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/worcester-roadmap-to-net-zero-zero-carbon-tour-tickets-167287460297
Please note, although both events are taking place at the University of Worcester, you MUST register on both Eventbrite pages to be allowed access to the events.
The future is in our hands, what’s coming next and how can you have your say?
Building on these events, the Worcestershire LEP will also be launching a weekly series, discussing green energy and sustainability topics and case studies.
The aim of this series is to shine a spotlight on key concerns, topics and successes from around the county on the theme of climate change and sustainability. This new series will lead the county towards COP26 in November, with each week presenting a different episode.
This is where you can have your say, the Worcestershire LEP is looking for discussion topics for this weekly series to be submitted by the Worcestershire community. If you have a topic or concern you would like to highlight on the series, then this is your opportunity to potentially join the new series.
All you need to do, is complete the below form, providing us with some details on your proposed topic to be in with a chance of being featured. The Worcestershire LEP team will then follow-up with successful participants, inviting them to be part of the series.