Towards a Low Carbon Kirklees – 28th November 2015

Towards a Low Carbon KirkleesTowards a Low Carbon Kirklees
An exciting day conference

Saturday 28th November 2015
10.30am to 4.30 pm
At Quayside at the University of Huddersfield

Towards a Low Carbon Kirklees will concentrate on how the issues of climate change affect us locally. We’ll be looking to you for ideas and solutions about collective actions that will contribute to a successful transition to a low carbon economy – in our communities and through our council and university.

Whilst there are already a number of fantastic initiatives in Kirklees, there is so much more that can be done. Now that Kirklees Council has committed to divesting of fossil fuel investment, how are we progressing in reducing our carbon dependency in other areas?

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Elizabeth CoxSpeakers

  • Elizabeth Cox leads the New Economy in Practice team at the New Economics Foundation (NEF). Her work includes supporting Local Authorities to develop economic strategies and supporting community groups to deliver projects which impact on their local economies.NEF is an independent think tank that specialises in innovative economic thinking.

    More about Elizabeth Cox


  • Sir John HarmanSir John Harman has been chair of The Institute for European Environmental Policy’s Board of Trustees since September 2010 and attended the United Nations Earth Summit in 2012. John was chairman of the Environment Agency from 2000 until 2008. His tenure as chairman saw fundamental reshaping of both Flood Risk and Environmental Protection policy. Prior to this he was leader of Kirklees Council for 13 years.

Other Speakers and workshop leaders

  • Cllr David Sheard (Leader, Kirklees Council)
  • Richard Hollinson (Policy Group Leader, Planning at Kirklees Council)
  • Chris Herring (Director, Green Building Store and leading expert on Passivhaus)
  • Prof Paul Salveson (local transport expert)
  • Cllr Andrew Cooper (local councillor, Green Party spokesperson on energy)


Afternoon workshops will include Energy, Planning, Housing, Economy, Food, Transport and the University. The morning session will feature a breakout session where you can help set the agenda for these workshops on up to three issues.

The day will bring together key action points for our communities, Kirklees Council and the University in a Manifesto for Change.


The conference is organised by Kirklees Environment Partnership and Students for Sustainability at the University of Huddersfield.

FULL TICKET – with lunch £11.50, without lunch £6.50
STUDENTS – with lunch £6.50, without lunch free
CONCESSIONS – with lunch £10, without lunch £5.00

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