Friday, 22 May 2009

COMMUNITY ACTION FOR CLIMATE CHANGE

The Welsh Assembly Government in partnership with Science Shops Wales and with the support of Cynnal Cymru-Sustain Wales and other organisations have recently hosted a series of one day information and networking events.

These took place in Llangollen, Aberystwyth and Cardiff. Each event featured rousing and inspiring presentations from leading activists and academics, advice shops on specific topics and group action planning.

The purpose of the events was to support people who are working closely with communities to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change and to enable them to become more effective.

Delegates were given the opportunity to learn about a number of topics at advice shops. These included; measuring your outcomes, calculating eco-footprints, applying for funding, working with policy makers and changing behaviour.

A group activity in the afternoon, led by the Do Foundation, sought to plan actions along a timeline from 2009 to 2050. This exercise, as well as being repeated at all three events will also be replicated at the Hay On Earth festival. The output from the planning sessions will be collated and summarised before being presented to policy makers.

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