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March 2020

Financing a Global Climate Deal

March 3 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
London School of Economics

A key challenge for the COP26 climate conference to be held in Glasgow in November 2020 is to agree how to harness the world’s financial system behind a rapid transition to a net-zero, resilient and inclusive global economy. Many positive developments are underway among central banks, investors, civil society and development banks. But at present, these do not add up to a credible strategy for mobilising the trillions that will be needed for climate action both in industrialised countries such…

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Intro to community wealth building

March 4 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Mechanics Centre, Manchester, M1 6DD

An introduction to the fundamentals and CLES’ latest thinking around community wealth building Book your place → About this Event In this session you will be taken through the five pillars of community wealth building, what they are, what they mean in practice and what it looks like when action is taken on each pillar in a place. This session invites delegates to explore community wealth building in the current UK context and evaluates its key role in developing an…

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TCPA Spring Conference – ‘Climate change – game over?’

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre , 108 Stamford Street , London , SE1 9NH

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…

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So, Where Are We Now? From Crisis to Radical Hope

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Emmanuel Centre, 9-23 Marsham St, Westminster, London SW1P 3DW

Where now for progressive politics? An evening with Clive Lewis, Caroline Lucas, Layla Moran, John Harris and others, hosted by Compass. Post Brexit and Johnson’s big win, what are the deep ideas and strategies to win next time? Because we can’t afford to lose again. If there is to be a meaningful Progressive Alliance that wins office and power, it has to be built on values, trust, and policies – from the bottom up as well as from the top…

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Anchor institution approaches

March 19 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Mechanics Centre, Manchester, M1 6DD

10 steps to help you think about and develop an anchor institution approach in your place Book your place → About this Event In this session you will hear about the 10 steps you need to consider in order to develop your own organisations role as an anchor in your place and how to develop your wider anchor network. You will have the opportunity to hear and learn from your CLES trainers and from the experiences of fellow attendees. You…

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March 20
The Dock Tobacco Quay London E1W 2SF

FutureFest is run by Nesta, a global innovation foundation. At Nesta, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We dedicate our expertise, skills and funding to areas where there are big challenges facing society.  We believe that by talking about the future we enhance people’s capacity to shape it. So we created FutureFest, our flagship event, in order to explore how the big challenges of our time could be tackled by empowering people to…

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Environmental Justice Community Workshops – Day One

March 23
Blackpool Football Club

IPPR and Blackpool Revoe Big Local are delighted to be hosting two days of community workshops exploring the climate emergency in a local context and discussing what environmental justice means for the area. These workshops are an opportunity for local residents and groups to influence the work of the IPPR Environmental Justice Commission. Over the two days, residents will lead in conversations about what the climate crisis means for them and their community. Participants will also hear from a range of expert speakers from environmental research…

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Spend analysis

March 24 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
CLES, 52 Oak Street, Swan Square, Manchester, M4 5JA

Learn how to carry out a procurement spend analysis for your organisation Book your place → About this Event In this practical session you will be guided through how to use the CLES spend analysis template to turn your procurement data into an insightful piece of analysis. This analysis will help your organisation to better understand its procurement spend and identify a series of opportunities to boost the positive local impact your organisations spend can bring. You will be provided…

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April 2020

The power of procurement

April 1 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

An introductory action-focused session on the power of a progressive approach to procurement Book your place → About this Event In this session the specialist CLES trainer will progressive procurement talk you through the five stages of progressive procurement: policy; anchor collaboration; analysis; understanding wider impact; and making procurement accessible. The session will explore a series of real world examples of when each part of the journey has been done particularly well in place and encourage you to consider where…

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CCH Annual Conference 2020 – POSTPONED

April 17 - April 19
Mercure Haydock Hotel Penny Lane Haydock St Helens WA11 9SG United Kingdom

Our fabulous CCH Annual Conference 2020 will return to the Mercure Haydock Hotel, close to Manchester and Liverpool, on the 17-19 April 2020. Please discuss it at your next committee meeting so that you can reserve your place early. More information coming soon.

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