Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Engaging Communities on Energy and Climate Change

Date:  Thursday 16th of October 2014
Time:  10:00 - 16:00
Location:  17 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AS
Organisations and individuals need to take energy and climate change issues into account when planning their work. Delivering climate goals will require the engagement of a wide range of stakeholders, including community organisations.
This course will teach you the skills and information needed to develop long-term engagement of civil society organisations, groups and individuals in work on climate change and low-carbon living.
The pressing issue of climate change demands active engagement by the public: the question is how to make that engagement happen on these complex issues. While some groups are active on limiting and adapting to climate change, this poses unique challenges to the majority who may have other interests and priorities.
This course outlines why energy and climate change can be a particularly problematic issue for communities, how to overcome this and how this supports work on the Green Deal and climate change.

People attending this course will:
·         Learn the ways in which community engagement can deliver lasting change on climate and energy issues and how to make this happen.
·         Understand why community engagement on climate change can be problematic.
·         Learn about ways to make effective links between work on fuel poverty and low carbon living
·         Be clear on the best ways to start a dialogue around climate change and saving energy.
·         Learn to lead a discussion on the positive aspects of low carbon living.
·         Learn to support and work with communities.
·         Be able to offer guidance to any community group on reducing their own foot print.
·         Receive guidance on how to develop an action plan.

Costs
£425: Corporates & Large businesses£328: Large charities, Small businesses & Public sector£180: Smaller charities (under 15 staff) and Individuals
Tailored/in house courses can be arranged for groups at a date and location to suit you.

Prices include a hot Mediterranean buffet lunch, Fair Trade refreshments and networking time.
Concessionary rates are available for students, pensioners and the unemployed. Please contact bertil@talkaction.org for further details.
For bookings and information please contact Bertil on:Tel: 0207 324 4775Emailbertil@talkaction.org