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Climate change – approaches, impacts and emergencies

Friday 15th November 2019
Solent University, Southampton

A seminar to look at climate emergency declarations, advice and case studies of actions taken by local authorities to address climate change in their localities.

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Session One

Climate Emergency Declarations
Steve Cirell, APSE Energy Associate

Climate change the practicalities – a brief case study
Heather Saunders, Corporate Energy Officer & Michelle Wells, Insight and Policy Manager
South Oxfordshire & Vale of White Horse District Councils

The Green City Charter and approaches in Southampton
Cllr Steve Leggett, Cabinet Member for Green City and Environment

Air quality and climate emergency
Steve Guppy, Service Manager - Scientific Service, Southampton City Council

Citizen Energy - a civic energy company
Jason Taylor, Energy Manager, Southampton City Council

Making solar work as part of your climate emergency action plan
Peter Walker, APSE Associate


Transport Workstream

Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme (LERS)
Rebecca Kite, Environmental Policy Manager, Freight Transport Association

Residential Charge points: Funding and developing schemes
Richard Drew, Regional Account Manager- Transport, Energy Saving Trust

Air Quality
Dr Richard Williams, Senior Research Fellow, Energy & Climate Change Division
University of Southampton


Housing Workstream

Reducing Housing Energy at Scale: Implication to Emission Reductions in Cities
Professor A S Bahaj, Professor of Sustainable Energy, University of Southampton

Housing and construction – latest update
Jon Gilbert, Policy Advisor BREEAM, BRE Group



Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.






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