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TCPA Spring Conference – ‘Climate change – game over?’
March 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Given the climate crisis, does our society have a future? Climate impacts are worse, and happening much quicker, than expected. Sea level rise has increased from 3.2 mm to around 5 mm per year, and 1.1 metre increase by 2100 is now a conservative estimate. Severe weather is intensifying as global temperature increases drive the energy in weather systems, while oceans are acidifying at a rapid rate due to absorbing records amount of CO2.
Following the United Nations Climate Action Summit in September and the ‘United in Science’ report which underlined the glaring – and growing – gap between agreed targets to tackle global warming and the actual reality, the TCPA’s Spring Conference will focus on how planning can utilise its wealth of solutions to be at the heart of radical change. It will explore how the planning system can help secure the radical cuts in CO2 we need, re-engineer our places and showcase examples of what action some places are already taking.
The conference will include speakers from a wide range of bodies and is vital for all those involved in the renewal of existing or creation of new communities: councillors, policy makers, developers, housebuilders, planners, consultants, urban designers, academics, architects, landscape architects, community activists. And anyone else who wants to consider how we shape the country for the common good.