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Climate and Ecological Emergency: Building Back Better: Building Back Greener

APSE Online Seminar 

9 and 10 September 2020 10:00 – 12:30


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So you have declared a climate emergency: What next?

Paul O’Brien, APSE Chief Executive


The role of UK Local Councils in adapting to climate change?

Nick Jackson, Policy Officer, Climate Change Adaptation Team, DEFRA


Committee on Climate Change

Louise Marix Evans, Advisor, Committee on Climate Change


City of York: Ten Year City Plan

Cllr Keith Aspden, Leader of City of York Council


The role of Zero carbon markets and opportunities for savings

Mike Chan, Director, BEOND Group


APSE Energy and taking action on fossil fuels

Charlotte Banks, Energy Research & Project Officer, APSE Energy


Key note address: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial strategy

Patrick Allcorn, Head of Local Energy, Department for Business Enterprise and Industrial Strategy


Waste and Resources for Climate Change

Veronica Formosa-Hamilton, Waste Disposal Team Leader, Environment and Place, Stirling Council


Transport planning for walkable and cyclable city centres

Graham Grant, Head of Transport, Newcastle City Council


Blue Belt for the UK

Tim Ferrero, Senior Specialist Marine Conservation, Wildlife Trust


Flood prevention and responses; An environment agency perspective

Jenny Barlow, MIEMA CEnv, Flood Risk Management Advisor, Environment Agency


Green infrastructure: Protecting the natural world and to taking action for wildlife

Tony Da Silva, Landscape Restoration Officer, Lancashire Wildlife 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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