Hope for the Future Events
We have three more events in the pipeline which will engage MPs in Cambridge, Cardiff and Edinburgh over climate change issues such as air quality, diversifying the climate movement and the role of the Welsh assembly. In the meantime take a look at our previous events on Eventbrite or via our event blogs below.
For information on all our upcoming events click here.
Our upcoming events:
In our ever-changing political landscape, climate change can often be pushed down the agenda. With the Brexit date looming and Boris Johnson having lost his majority in Parliament, it is looking increasingly likely that a general election will be called before the end of 2019. At such a critical time for governments to be addressing climate change, we are asking the question: what would a general election mean for climate policy in the UK? Join us on the 4th November 2019 at 1:00pm as we explore this question with special guest Costanza Poggi.
Costanza is a Manager at Seahorse Environmental Communications, a specialist environmental public affairs agency. She joined Seahorse in September 2018 after three years as a policy adviser in the politics team of leading think tank Green Alliance. She has experience of collaborating with stakeholders across the sector to promote political leadership on the environment including on climate change, air pollution, Brexit, marine protection and low carbon trade.
She will be talking about what we might expect to see from the UK's main parties in the lead up to a general election, the risks, as well as the opportunities to make this election campaign a race to the top on climate ambition.
Edinburgh: Tackling Inequality and Diversifying the Climate Movement
63% of British adults believe the UK should be a world leader in climate mitigation and it will certainly affect everyone but do climate campaigns and campaigners represent the UK population as a whole? Is climate change a ‘middle class’ problem? As the climate movement continues to struggle with diversity - in outreach, engagement and research - there is an increasing need for climate messaging to engage minority ethnic and working class communities in the United Kingdom on climate action. Greater still, is the need for these voices to be heard within the climate movement.
Places are limited so register here today! https://hftfevents.eventbrite.co.uk
An event in January 2020 based at the Welsh Assembly to discuss how representatives can tackle climate change at the different levels they work at, what more needs to happen to tackle climate change, and how members of the public can get involved.
Our previous events:
Nick Brown, MP FOR Newcastle East
Fuelling the Future. Achieving a just transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy
Artisan, Stoddart Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1AN.
Friday 8th March 2019, 7- 9pm
Other panelists: Roger Middleton, Institution of Mechanical Engineers; Emma Bridge, Community Energy England; Professor David Manning, Newcastle University.
Read about this event here:
Derek thomas, MP FOR st ives, west cornwall and the isles of scilly
#ShowtheLove for Cornwall!
Chynoweth an Conteth, Truro Business Park, Threemilestone,
Truro TR4 9NH
Friday 15th February 2019, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Other Panelists: Jenny Parker and Paul St Pierre, RSPB; Catherine Brabner-Evens, Woodland Trust; Dr Iain Souter, University of Exeter.
Greg clark, MP FOR tunbridge wells
Faith, Hope and Action in a Changing Climate
Tunbridge Wells United Reform Church, 1 Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 8AE
Friday 1st February 2019, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Greg Clark will be joined by Dr Ruth Valerio from Tearfund
JO JOHNSON, MP FOR ORPINGTON
Green Christianity for a Fragile Planet
Orpington Baptist Church, Station Road, Bromley, Orpington, BR6 ORZ
Friday 12th October 2018, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Other Panelists: Billie Anderson, Tearfund; Helen Stephens, A Rocha UK; Cllr. William Huntington-Thresher; Jo Musker Sherwood, Hope for the Future.
ALEX CHALK, MP FOR CHELTENHAM
Government and the Future of Solar Energy
Stoke Orchard Eco-Community Centre, Armstrong Road, Stoke Orchard, GL52 7SB
Friday 5th October 2018, 7 - 9pm
Other Panelists: Liza Grey, Lightsourcebp; Dr Peter Boait, Gloucestershire Energy Co-operative; Dr John Henry Looney, Sustainable Direction Ltd.
Philip Davies, MP FOR shipley
Renewable Energy: A Brighter Perspective in Menston?
Menston Parish Church, Burley Ln, Menston, Ilkley LS29 6EU
Friday 16th March 2018, 7 - 9pm
Other Panelists: Emma Bridge, Community Energy England; Sam Hall, Bright Blue (liberal conservative think tank); Andy Stephenson, NAREC Distributed Energy.