This is a special event held as part of the IES's work to develop policy recommendations relating to climate change, specifically at local and community scales where there are significant but often under-appreciated means to address climate change and its effects.
With COP26 coming soon in November 2021, and increasing recognition of the need for tangible action to mitigate climate change and adapt to its effects, there is a crucial opportunity to help ensure that the work done at every level of government and society reflects environmental science and rigorous evidence. The IES has always been a champion for that cause and is seizing the chance to push for progress. With the support of a working group of experts, the IES is undertaking a special research project on climate and local government. This discussion event will be an opportunity to influence that work and ensure the voice of our members is represented.
The event will feature a brief presentation by a guest speaker covering the subject area, followed by discussion in breakout rooms and a plenary.
If you are interested in climate action, or if your work involves local government or communities, this event will be the perfect opportunity to get a broader perspective and help shape the agenda of this crucial area of policy.