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We feel that there are strong ethical links to property matters, which are defined through: sustainability, building a sense of place in the Reading landscape and in development, construction and management related areas.
During the meetup, we will share with you why we are progressing this new Programme, present a summary of initial research outputs and hope to hear your ideas on how we can create a positive change in this area through engaging break out discussions.
In this session, Chris Beales, Environment Agency and former Chair of Reading Climate Change Partnership (RCCP) will also provide you with a brief introduction into the exciting and ambitious work that has been undertaken towards driving the overall vision for a net carbon zero Reading by 2030.
Chris will introduce you to the work undertaken by the RCCP and Reading Climate Action Network, who are leading on the response to climate change in Reading. Key vehicles for change include: Readings first Climate Change Adaptation Plan and Readings Climate Emergency Strategy.
6:30 – 6:45pm: Arrive and interact with others in our poll and join us for a virtual refreshment
6:45 – 7:00pm: Welcome and introduction of speaker
7:00 – 7:15pm: Presentation of topic
7:15 – 7:35pm: Discussion in breakout rooms with feedback
7:35 – 7:55pm: Report back by break out groups and further discussions
7:55 – 8:00pm: Wrap-up and mentions of relevant upcoming events etc
Join us to get inspired and learn more about how these plans and strategies are creating a positive, collaborative, action- led movement to combat the climate change crisis in Reading.
About the speaker – Chis Beales
Chris Beales, until recently was the Chair of the Reading Climate Change Partnership (from 2016 onwards), and continues as an active member of the board, where he represents the Environment Agency. His interest in Climate Change goes back to his University days and lead him to create a climate change information website (www.chrisbeales.net) to try and help make sense of the issue. He then became more involved within the Environment Agency looking at: risk assessments for our river catchments; concepts for adaptation planning; and how to communicate climate change issues with colleagues.
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