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:

What could a General Election mean for Climate Policy_ (1).png

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.

My Post (8).png

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

Photo by  simon Lewis  on  Unsplash

Photo by simon Lewis on Unsplash


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




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. 

WhatsApp Image 2018-11-06 at 11.34.14.jpeg


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.

Alex Chalk event.jpeg

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.

Philip Davies event 1.jpg
Philip Davies event 3.jpg