Update 24 May: reports and slides are gradually being assembled on the Barnet Climate Plan page.
Barnet Climate Action Group will be hosting an online workshop from 2pm to 5pm on the afternoon of Sunday 16 May 2021 to discuss citizen, business and council climate action needed in the London Borough of Barnet to respond to the Climate Emergency.
The current plan is to have an introductory session all together followed by two breakout sessions and a final plenary.
In the first breakout session, we will break up into two groups to discuss in parallel:
- Retrofitting existing buildings
- Domestic and non-domestic buildings
- Energy efficiency
- Renewable heat and renewable power
- Waste and Consumption
- Waste reduction, food waste and recycling
- Circular economy
- Spending in a climate friendly way
- Food: meat, dairy, plant-based, vegan, vegetarian
You may join whichever group you wish.
In the second session we will discuss, again in parallel:
- Reducing car use and switching to electric vehicles
- Public transport
- Walking and cycling
- Green spaces
- Flood prevention using nature
If there is something not mentioned that we ought to cover, let us know and we will add it to one of these lists. When it is not obvious, topics will be assigned to these in an arbitrary way. For example industrial emissions will be discussed under Buildings, as a lot of industry in the borough consists of offices.
We have allocated quite a long time so everyone gets a chance to have their say. If you can’t spare that much time, feel free to attend just part of the workshop.
We are hoping to assemble some suggested background reading here. As a start:
- BCAG member Peter Piper’s paper on Air Quality in Barnet
- From one point of view it is easy to reduce our carbon emissions. The difficult part is persuading people to support these measures. For some discussion of this, see a recent article in which Frans Timmermans, vice-president of the EU commission, gives his views to the Guardian newspaper “Climate crisis: our children face wars over food and water, EU deputy warns”.
- Appendix A of Dorset Council’s climate plan with a list of about 150 possible actions that the council could take, tagged by theme, value for money, deliverability etc. PDF, 266Kb, 10 pages. https://moderngov.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/documents/s20921/Appendix%20A%20-%20Climate%20Plan%20-%20110920%20pdf.pdf
Please book via the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-climate-plan-for-barnet-tickets-152394424827 . The Zoom link will be sent to those people who have registered. There are also more details of the timetable on that page.