• 1 July 2021

Upcoming event: Why keeping it local is the key to tackling the climate emergency

The race to Net Zero is now gathering pace, with local authorities being asked to play a leading role in delivering climate resilience in their areas.

Waterman, Quantum Strategy & Technology Ltd, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council and Derbyshire County Council shed light on how the public and private sector can work together to tackle the climate emergency in an up-coming online event.

Brought to you by Built Environment Networking (BEN), the free online event promises to take a fascinating look at how the public sector can balance the competing demands of rebuilding the post-COVID economy and providing a greener future, despite dwindling budgets.

Waterman’s Regional Director for Infrastructure and Environment, Paul Moore, will be joined by climate change and social impact specialist Terri Wills and Louise Marix Evans of Quantum who authored the 2020 Climate Change Committee report on the role of local authorities and the Sixth Carbon Budget. The panel will be completed by BCP Council’s Strategic Lead for Climate, Resource and Sustainability, Roxanne King, and Chris Henning, Executive Director of Place for Derbyshire County Council. Together, they’ll examine the role of the private sector in supporting councils as they strive to accomplish their twin goals of Net Zero and establishing long-term climate resilience.

Our expert panel will examine how local authorities’ procurement approaches can be calibrated to balance the delivery of dramatic emissions reductions with the provision of necessary infrastructure and services to citizens, whilst outlining the support needed from engineers and contractors. Outlining their own unique experience and examples, we’ll hear from two local authorities on how they are meeting these challenges and what they would like to see from the private sector to support them.

To join the free online event on 14 July from 11:45am, click here.

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