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June 2019

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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Fair Tax Conference 2019

July 5 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Amnesty International UK 25 New Inn Yard London EC2A 3EA

This is a Fair Tax Mark event. The Fair Tax Conference 2019, sponsored by SSE and Pennon, will be the marquee opening event of the 2019 Fair Tax Week – which will celebrate those companies and organisations that are proud to pay their fair share of corporation tax and the positive contribution this makes to society. The Conference will feature leaders from business, academia and campaigning – who will explore key topics around the benefits for business of transparency on tax payment, and priorities for public…

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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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Rooted in Hull

July 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St Peter Street Hull, HU9 1AA

Join #thehullwewant, Beats Bus, University of Hull and Time Bank at Rooted in Hull to hear about the dreams for Hull and be part of what comes next. Celebrate some of the great things happening in the city with the Beats Bus and their crew, The Recycled Teenagers, and Emma Hardy MP.

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Community-led housing and health seminar

July 15 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Room 4AF014 Arnolfini (Bush House) 16 Narrow Quay Bristol BS1 4QA

  The relationship between planning and housing, and physical and mental health is well documented in the literature, making the link between improved housing provisions and increased wellbeing and equality. However, in the UK we continue to see a decline in both the quality and quantity of housing. Community-led housing presents an alternative to speculative and profit driven models of housing delivery and is commonly associated with high levels of social cohesion and environmentally focused design. Advocates of community-led housing…

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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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The natural environment

July 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hill Holt Wood, Norton Disney, Lincoln, LN6 9JP

How local projects can make a big difference to the natural environment. The natural environment is rarely out of the news these days. Polar bears, ash trees, orangutans and bees; they’re all under threat from one thing or another, but what can we do?! The answer: quite a lot, and it’s already a big priority for many Big Local Areas who are running many activities from community gardens to planting orchards. This workshop will go from the global to the local.…

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