Friday, February 22, 2008

EVENT - Ask Hilary Benn MP the questions you've always wanted answered

First, I had one of my own. And yes, it is... to you... £5-700 a pop.

Usually I'd put this in our format. But as they have kindly laid it out in the PR, here you go:

Mitigating and Adapting to Climate Change

Practical steps for implementing and mainstreaming your carbon reduction strategy
Tuesday 13th May 2008, Central London

Keynote Speaker – Hilary Benn MP
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

“Councils have the democratic legitimacy to bring together local public bodies, businesses and communities in partnerships. They also offer to influence how citizens behave. Councils must become exemplars of sustainability to be able to influence the behaviour of others.”
James McGregor, NLGN, October 2007

Local Government Chronicle and New Local Government Network recognise the fundamental importance that local authorities play in fighting climate change and its effects. Mitigating and Adapting to Climate Change goes beyond the rhetoric and brings you concrete, practical solutions for planning, preventing and adjusting to climate change.

Expert contributors include:
Hillary Benn MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Ray Morgan, Chief Executive, Woking Borough Council
Tim German, Director, Cornwall Sustainable Energy Partnership
Deborah Fox, Director – Public Sector Programme, Forum for the Future
Philip Mind, Senior Policy Consultant, Local Government Association
Attend this conference to hear guidance and learn more about:
Establishing strong leadership and full commitment to climate change issues within your organisation
Involving your partners to implement an active climate change strategy
How the new climate change performance indicators will affect your ratings
Developing sustainable procurement to tackle climate change in your organisation
With specific sessions focussing on waste management, planning and energy all services you provide that potentially affect climate change are covered. Attend this event and gain a comprehensive view of the current challenges, enabling you to formulate your own effective climate change strategy.

Sadly, I won't be going. Talk is not as cheap as I thought.

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