Climate Change Conference Weymouth 21st Oct

DORSET CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE: SATURDAY 21ST OCTOBER 2017, WEYMOUTH.

VENUE: St Aldhelm’s Church Centre, Spa Road, Weymouth, DT3 5EW

ORGANISED BY: Transition Town Weymouth & Portland (TTW&P) with Sustainable Dorset (ex DA21)

OBJECTIVES: Inform and promote action. Challenge politicians to take action. Recruit new TT members.

PROGRAMME. 10 am – 4 pm overall.

10.00 – 10.05. Welcome and introduction – Chair: Dr Jon Orrell, Dorset CC. & Chair of TTW&P.

10.05 – 10.30. Climate Change Science – John Tomblin, Chemist and TTW&P Trustee (20 +5 mins: Qs.)

10.30 – 10.55. What needs to be done – Emily Bullock, Project Officer, CLS W Dorset (20 +5 mins: Qs.)

10.55 – 11.10. REFRESHMENT BREAK: choose workshops and view displays

11.10 – 12.10: Parties’ policies and actions. (15 mins each)

  • CONSERVATIVE: Claire Perry MP, Climate Change Minister/Member of her Dept.

  • GREENS: Amelia Womack, Deputy Leader Green Party

  • LABOUR: Lee Rhodes, Parliamentary Candidate W Dorset

  • LIB. DEMS: David Harris, Dorset CC for Weymouth

12.10 – 12.40 pm Questions to panel of above politicians (30 mins.)

12.40 – 1.30 pm: LUNCH – provided – choose workshops and view displays (50 mins)

1.30 – 1.55 pm: Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency: Pete West, Sec. Dorset Community Energy (20 +5 mins: Qs.)

1.55 – 3.20 pm: Six workshops on Climate Change: choose two out of six. (40 mins each) TT = Transition Town

  • Campaigning – Lucy Sommers (TT Bridport) & Jeanie Averill (TT Dorchester)

  • Sustainable horticulture/agriculture – Theresa McManus (TT Bournemouth)

  • Personal action eg. No fly/no car – Chit Chong (TT Bridport)

  • Countering climate change sceptics – David Smith & Derek Fawell (TT Weymouth)

  • Species extinction by Climate Change – Sebastian Brooke, MEMO project (Portland)

  • Communicating Climate Change: Sam Wilberforce (TT Bridport)

3.20 – 3.55 PLENARY: report back from workshops and Qs to panel of w/shop leaders (35 mins)

3.55 – 4.00 pm Summary and conclusions: Chair.

4.00 pm: TEA and DEPART.

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