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June 2019

Community Wealth Building Summit 2019

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Birkenhead Town Hall, Hamilton Street, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH41 5BR

This June, join CLES for the second annual Community Wealth Building Summit! This Summit is the UK’s only Community Wealth Building event dedicated to celebrating successes, sharing ideas, exploring challenges and building the Community Wealth Building movement. Across the UK – and beyond – people are recognising the limits of the economic development model that prizes economic growth over social and environmental need. They want to build a different kind of economy, one that is fairer, greener and works for…

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Strengthening local financial resilience

June 27 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Central Hall Westminster

Living costs are rising faster for Britain’s poorest households than for the richest according to the ONS. At the same time the crisis of personal indebtedness deepens. Everyone deserves the opportunity to have a decent lifestyle. Will you be part of our important discussion, bringing together a diverse range of stakeholders to share insights on how to strengthen financial resilience for the most vulnerable in our communities? Please join Dr Shaun French, Associate Professor in Economic Geography at the University…

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July 2019

Acting on Net Zero Now

July 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JH

A London Climate Action Week Event The UK was the first major economy to set legally-binding climate commitments, the first to commit to the phase out of coal power and is now the first to set a net zero target into legislation. But legislating for net zero is only the first step, it must be accompanied by bold and effective policies, and a clear plan. Join IPPR and Green Alliance during London Climate Action Week as we discuss this momentous…

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TCPA seminar: Planning for climate change – London

July 3 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
TCPA, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AS

The global impacts of climate change are increasingly clear and so are the more localised impacts in the UK. From flood risk to heat stress, communities are bearing the impact of climate change on an increasingly frequent basis, with serious social and economic consequences. Strategic and Local Plans are two of the most powerful tools local authorities have to respond to climate change, as they provide the opportunity to undertake a whole range of resilience measures including strategic flood defences;…

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Brexit and the UK’s Environmental Ambitions

July 9 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
IPPR, 14 Buckingham Street London, WC2N 6DF

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), in partnership with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, is holding an event on Brexit and the UK's environmental ambitions. The post-Brexit relationship between the UK and the EU will play a key role in shaping the UK's future environmental ambitions. The UK's current environmental and climate policy framework is underpinned by a swathe of EU legislation, robust governance structures, and considerable funding and financing opportunities. Once the UK leaves the EU, these relationships could change significantly.…

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TCPA & Green Infrastructure Partnership conference: Achieving better green infrastructure

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Arup, 8 Fitzroy Street, London, W1B 4TZ

It is now widely understood that high quality green infrastructure brings multiple benefits to individual people and society as a whole. But what does 'high quality' mean in practice? How can it be defined and measured? What does 'good' green infrastructure policy look like? How can councils, developers, public health teams, landscape architects, community groups, businesses and others collaborate effectively to maximise the benefits of the green infrastructure they create and maintain? This timely conference will bring together leading policy…

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Community wealth building introduction

July 12 @ 8:00 am - August 30 @ 5:00 pm
Manchester/London

Introduction to community wealth building is a half-day training course for people wanting to learn about the theory and practice behind community wealth building, and how they can get involved in the growing movement. Book now for the following dates: Manchester Friday 12th July 2019 – book Wednesday 21st August 2019 – book Thursday 29th August 2019- book London Monday 22nd July 2019 – book Friday 23 August 2019 – book Friday 30 August 2019- book This session costs £100 including VAT. The training will focus on four…

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Stir to Action Festival – A Playground for the New Economy

July 16 - July 18
Frome, Somerset

Join our playground for the new economy in a beautiful green field in Somerset! The Stir to Action Festival will be a unique three days of inspiring conversations, participatory theatre, virtual reality experiences, live podcasts, interactive workshops, idea surgeries, live crowdfunding, sustainable food, craft beer, and, of course, live music! Tickets You can buy a 3-day festival ticket, or one day tickets for 16,17, or 18 July. We are also offering a limited number of glamping options. What to Expect…

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September 2019

National permaculture convergence 2019

September 6 - September 8
Hill End Activity Centre, Oxford

The national permaculture convergence is returning to the fields in 2019. We'll be at Hill End - an activity centre with 65 peaceful acres. On the outskirts of Oxford, there's camping, dormitories and lots of spaces to meet onsite. "A place of possibilities," they say on their website. The convergence is bound to be a thriving hub of ideas, networking and sharing of knowledge. There will be chances for dancing and for research and learning. We hope people from all areas…

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Welfare Rights Conference 2019

September 12
University of Manchester Innovation Centre, Core Technology Facility, 46 Grafton Street, Manchester, M13 9NT

Social security in Brexit Britain: navigating a changing landscape This year’s conference focuses on the impact of Brexit and continuing uncertainty on EU citizens to help advisers navigate this difficult territory. It also highlights effective ways to challenge decisions, including through judicial review. As always, there will be updates on the latest developments - including the treatment of mixed-age couples and the latest position on the migration of people onto universal credit - as well as an opportunity to hear…

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