Overview

Climate change is an escalating public priority, with Ipsos claiming that 8 out of 10 Britons are concerned about its impact. Recognising the urgency and magnitude of this issue, over 300 local councils have declared a climate emergency. Local authority practice can shape emission and net zero targets through employing strategies such as adapting transport policies, decarbonising local buildings and exploring sustainable procurement options. Through strategic policies and partnerships, local councils can have an influence on over more than a third of emissions in their respective areas. This highlights the need for local authorities to take action and maximise their impact in reducing emissions and achieving net zero targets.

  • 1/5th of UK local councils have not published plans to tackle climate change, despite most having declared a climate emergency, according to Climate Emergency UK
  • The same research shows that local authorities can help to deliver 30% of the cuts in carbon emissions needed to get to net zero
  • The Local Government Association (LGA) have estimated that 700,000 green jobs could be created within the next decade
  • Local climate action could save £140 billion for the UK taxpayers (LGA)

Join us at the Local Government Climate Action Conference 2024 to hear the latest updates and practical strategies for delivering best practice local climate action from environmental experts across local government. You will hear a variety of case studies showcasing a range of key topics including creating a circular economy, engaging with communities to cut local emissions and facilitating retrofit activity. You will also have the opportunity to network with senior colleagues from across local government to share and address common challenges in engaging with the community to achieve net-zero targets.

Why Attend:

✓ High-level keynotes from leading climate experts on achieving net zero targets on a local level
✓ Successful case studies demonstrating a range of strategies for driving green aims within the community
✓ Network with speakers and senior colleagues from across local government
✓ CPD (gain 8 hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota)

 

Agenda
  • Online Registration

  • Chair’s Opening Remarks 

    Bob Ward, Policy and Communications Director, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: Outlining the Role of Local Authorities in Tackling Climate Change

    • Practical steps and national guidance for achieving local net zero targets
    • Guidance on reporting on progress on local net zero targets to enhance accountability
    • Key updates on commitments made to simplify and consolidate the number of local net zero funding streams
    • Outlining effective ways councils can attract staff with the skills to meet  climate and net zero targets

    Siobhan Jones, Director of Local Government & Communities, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (invited)

  • Keynote: Financing Local Authority Climate Ambitions: Maximising Funding and Grant Support

    • Insights into new funding sources: an updated overview of the UK Infrastructure Bank (UKIB) and Green Finance Strategy
    • Practical guidance on factors to consider when increasing investment into green projects
    • Advice on measuring the environmental impact of projects and benchmarking against targets
    • Recommendations on how councils can build a business case to secure funding and buy-in

    Jo Wall, Senior Strategy Director, Local Partnerships (invited)

  • Key Supporter Session

  • Question and Answers

  • Comfort Break

  • Case Study: Using Technology to Gather Data and Encourage Local Residents to Reduce Carbon Footprints

    • Developing innovative apps to allow users to keep track of their progress reducing carbon footprints
    • Strategies for incentivising positive environmental action through rewards and prizes
    • Advice on creating a platform that gives residents the opportunity to share tips on reducing emissions with others
    • Addressing previous failures on the app through maintain a constant dialogue with residents and businesses who use the app
    • Partnering with stakeholders to increase awareness of the app through various communication channels

     Senior Climate Representative, Richmond Council (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Best Practice for Establishing a Circular Economy in Local Authorities

    • Working in partnership to create a recycling scheme which is tailored to the needs of residents
    • Launching of engaging and disruptive communications to foster community engagement
    • Developing a food waste service: providing easy and accessible ways for residents to dispose of food
    • Tips for facilitating regular collection services for clothing and small electricals

     Cassidy Travis, Head of Climate Change and Sustainability, Lambeth Council (invited)

  • Case Study: Building A Roadmap to Deliver the Skills and Jobs Needed to Address the Climate Emergency

    • Supporting education and training providers to build a curriculum that responds effectively to the needs of businesses transitioning to net-zero
    • Advice on improving access to information on green career pathways and job opportunities for young people and adults
    • Developing a Green Jobs Gateway to promote local green job vacancies
    • Engaging local businesses to attract, develop and retain talent for green jobs

    Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire, West Yorkshire Combined Authority (invited)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Lunch Break

  • Case Study: Delivering A Green Revolution Through a Local Transport Plan

    • Implementing multi-agency working to deliver a green revolution through local transport innovation
    • Strategies to develop local electric vehicle infrastructure that provides scaled and commercially sustainable public charging provisions
    • Initiating framework to ensure that air quality is improved across the region
    • Delivering a tool that places enhancing the natural environment at the heart of transport measures

    David Harris, Transport Strategy and Place Manager, Transport for West Midlands (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Working in Partnership to Cut Local Emissions and Improve Air Quality

    • Developing relationships with local health trusts to drive a reduction in emissions and pollution levels
    • Tips to mitigate public opposition and ensure there is wide buy-in through co-designing policies
    • Recommendations on adapting policy to maximise public health benefit while minimising cost
    • Community engagement: sharing and traditional contemporary methods to gauge public opinion

    Chris Page, Climate Change Director, Southwark Borough Council (invited)

  • Key Supporter Session

  • Questions and Answers

  • Breakout Networking: Developing Strategies and Solutions to Achieve Net Zero

    This session will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the main challenges you face when striving to move to a circular economy. This will allow you to share your experiences and encourage cross sector collaboration.

  • Comfort Break

  • Case Study: Facilitating Retrofit Activity to Decarbonise Local Buildings

    • Training council staff of the implications of domestic retrofit to improve knowledge of its core technical principles
    • Upskilling new entrants to the retrofit market through multi-trade skills apprenticeships to improve supply chain readiness
    • Implementing a framework to accelerate the delivery of retrofit for low income residents living in energy inefficient homes
    • Tips on accelerating the uptake of decarbonisation measures by Able to Pay homeowners

    Cllr Johhny Thalassites, Lead Member for Finance, Customer Services & Net Zero Council, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Embedding Sustainability into Procurement Decisions and Processes

    • Designing a toolkit to ensure sustainability is considered from the start of all projects
    • Creating a Green Network of officers to increase awareness of sustainable procurement practices throughout the council
    • Collecting data on the procurement process to inform and evaluate areas for improvement
    • Strategies for identifying suppliers with highest carbon emissions

    Wayne Welsby, Professional Lead- Procurement & Commercial Services, Powys County Council (invited)

     

  • Questions and Answers

  • Chair’s Closing Remarks

    *programme subject to change without notice

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be people who work in the local government looking to improve their climate and net-zero efforts.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

Sponsorship

Raise your Profile, Showcase Your Solutions, Generate New Business

If your products, services, and solutions can support our audiences in their roles, and you want to make connections and generate new business with key stakeholders, decision makers, and influencers, then please contact Chris and Ali today at sponsorship@governmentevents.co.uk or complete our enquiry form here and we will contact you.

Benefits of partnering with us include:

  • Brand awareness: Be seen by a highly targeted and engaged audience before, during, and after the conference.
  • Lead generation: Meet the decision-makers and influencers responsible for making purchasing decisions on cyber security and data protection.
  • Thought leadership: Position your organisation and experts as thought leaders and the ‘go to’ experts.
  • Networking: Make valuable connections with potential new customers and partners across government and the wider public sector
  • Grow your business: Reach decision makers in a single event on just one day and in one location (with no travel/accommodation required), saving you time and money.
  • Gain valuable insights: Hear the latest from key stakeholders in government, and across the public and voluntary sectors.

IMPORTANT: There are only a small number of sponsorship opportunities available to ensure maximum exposure and ROI – contact us today to secure your place.

All packages include:

  • Extensive branding – before, during, after the conference
  • 15-20 min morning speaking session with Q&A
  • Virtual stand to showcase your organisation, products, services, and solutions
  • Opportunities to network during the day
  • Half to full page ad in the E-Guide
  • Banner ad on the virtual events platform
  • Announcement post on LinkedIn
  • Announcement within delegate communication
  • 1-3 delegate places (worth upto £1,947)
  • Access to the delegate details after the event
  • Ongoing exposure through OnDemand (coming soon)

For more information and discuss your specific objectives, please contact Chris and Ali at sponsorship@governmentevents.co.uk or complete our enquiry form here

Virtual vs F2F

Whilst F2F provide better options for networking, there are many distinct advantages of sponsoring our online conferences including:

  • Wider geographical reach of delegates and a different audience who prefer online to f2f
  • Lower sponsorship package costs
  • No travel/accommodation
  • Less time out of the office
  • No stand materials required (lower costs)
  • 1 of only 2 sponsors involved – less competition on the day
  • Prime speaking slot in the morning of the conference including Q&A – less distractions and easier for delegates to hear/absorb information
  • Receive all delegate data after the conference to follow-up directly with those who attend and don’t attend (small % but still key stakeholders)
  • Ongoing exposure via OnDemand access (coming soon)

To find out more and discuss your specific objectives, please contact Chris and Ali at sponsorship@governmentevents.co.uk or complete our enquiry form here

Pricing
  • Public Sector Rate incl. GE Insights: £449.00+VAT
  • Voluntary Sector Rate incl. GE Insights: £379.00+VAT
  • Private Sector Rate incl. GE Insights: £649.00+VAT

Your delegate place at this leading conference gives you access to all of the following including 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource, and the easiest way for you to prepare for the conference and then stay engaged all year with the ongoing discussions and best practice:

✓ High Level Keynotes

✓ Case Studies Showcasing Best Practice

✓ Panel Discussions

✓ Live Chat and Networking Opportunities

✓ Q&A

✓ 8 Hours of CPD

✓ Speaker Presentations and Videos OnDemand

✓ 12-Months FREE access to GE Insights (RRP £199)

 – 100s of exclusive case study focused videos and articles

 –  CPD Dashboard

 –  Personalised Homepage

 – 30+ new uploads each month