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Climate Emergency: How is your council responding?

Climate Emergency: How is your council responding?

Hilton Hotel, Liverpool City Centre
Friday 12 July 2019 

An APSE seminar on the importance of climate change action : Policy into practice for frontline services


View the programme here


We are pleased to announce details about a timely seminar on the issue of Climate Emergency which will explore both the policy aspects of climate change alongside practical issues that councils could adopt to respond. This seminar includes:-

  • Key note address: Paul O’Brien, APSE Chief Executive
  • Bristol: The first UK City to agree a Climate Emergency Declaration
    Speaker: Alex Minshull, Sustainable City and Climate Change Manager, Bristol City Council
  • State Action and Municipal Governments: What can we learn from Europe?
    Speaker: Dr Peter Eckersley, Senior Research Fellow in Public Policy and Management Reviews Editor, Local Government Studies, Nottingham Trent University
  • Housing and developments: Ensuring green local infrastructure
    Speaker: Dr Hugh Ellis, Head of Policy, Town and Country Planning Association
  • Industrial Technologies and innovation: Leading the international charge on EV use and Air Quality
    Speaker: Cllr Lynne Short, Dundee City Council Convener, City Development Committee
  • Maximising the Local Environment and Public Realm:  Striving for Zero Carbon +
    Mark Davies, Director for Communities and the Environment, Lancaster City Council   

This event will also include two work-streams enabling delegates to attend dedicated specialist discussions as well as hear about new innovative approaches to take climate action, including:-

Innovation sessions

  • Green transport infrastructure, renewable energy : Developing a corporate plan
    Speaker: Charlotte Banks, Energy Research and Projects Officer, APSE
  • River Monster: A fun idea to raise awareness on plastic pollution
    Speaker: Victoria Hudson, Community Development Manager , Leicester City Council
  • Residential Charge Points: Funding and developing schemes
    Speaker: Fiona Appleton, Regional Manager, Energy Saving Trust


There will also be facilitated discussions on

Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme
Food waste: Why does it matter in a climate context?
Greening the local authority fleet
Street lighting: Energy consumption reduction and carbon savings 


Reserve your place below:

Event Details

Seminar Title: APSE Climate Emergency Policy Seminar 2019

Seminar Date: Friday 12 July 2019 

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What's included: The delegate fee covers attendance, delegates' documentation, lunch and light refreshments. Please note that hotel accommodation is not included. A list of recommended hotels in the area is available on request.

APSE Members Delegate Fee:               £179 + VAT
APSE Non-Members Delegate Fee:       £265 + VAT
Commercial Organisations:                    £379 + VAT

Cancellation and refund policy

Reservation is a contract. Substitution of delegates is acceptable any time in writing by email to aholcroft@apse.org.uk or fax to 0161 772 1811. Cancellations must be made in writing at least 10 working days before the event and will incur a 20% administration fee. No refunds can be given for cancellations received less than 10 working days before the event or for non-attendance. In the unlikely event of cancellation by the organisers, liability will be restricted to the refund of fees paid. The organisers reserve the right to make changes to the programme, speakers or venue should this become necessary.

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Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.





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