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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



Session 1

Key note address 
Paul O’Brien, APSE Chief Executive

Bristol: The first UK City to agree a Climate Emergency Declaration
Alex Minshull, Sustainable City and Climate Change Manager, Bristol City Council

State Action and Municipal Governments: What can we learn from Europe?
Dr Peter Eckersley, Senior Research Fellow in Public Policy, Nottingham Trent University

Session 2

Ensuring green local infrastructure
Dr Hugh Ellis, Head of Policy, Town and Country Planning Association

Leading the international charge on EV use and Air Quality
Cllr Mark Flynn, Depute Dundee City Council Convener, City Development Committee

Lancaster: Striving for Zero Carbon +
Mark Davies, Director for Communities and the Environment, Lancaster City Council

Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme (LERS)
Rebecca Kite, Environment Policy Manager for Freight Transport Association

Workstream 1

Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme
Emily Rae, Project Manager, Deposit Return Scheme, Zero Waste Scotland

Food waste: Why does it matter in a climate context?
Andy Mudd, Head of APSE Solutions

Greening the local authority fleet
Andy Hickford, Leeds City Council

River Monster: A fun idea to raise awareness on plastic pollution
Victoria Hudson, Community Development Manager, Leicester City Council

Workstream 2

APSE Energy: The role of Municipal Energy in Tackling Climate Change
Charlotte Banks, Research and Project Officer, APSE Energy

Street Lights: Is it the only way to go?
Mo Baines, Head of Communication and Coordination, APSE

Council energy policy: What does a corporate plan look like?
Steve Cirell, Associate, APSE Energy

Residential Charge Points: Funding and developing schemes
Fiona Appleton, Regional Manager, Energy Saving Trust

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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