Climate Change: Our biggest challenge is our biggest opportunity
The last in the Autumn season of free IFLAS Open Lectures will be once again held in the Percival Lecture Theatre on the Ambleside campus.
Rydal Road, Ambleside, LA22 9BB
Tuesday 7th November, 5.30pm to 7pm
We are at a unique inflection point in human history, the reality of climate change has moved beyond debate and is in evidence in our daily lives. For much of society business carries on as usual, but huge changes are underway. Renewable energy is becoming the cheapest form of energy in many parts of the world, and the opportunity is here to create a rapid transition to a low carbon future.
We will look briefly at the reality we are facing in our changing climate, the massive shift underway in the energy and transport sectors and the opportunities for local action to create climate friendly solutions and viable businesses in every community.
Howard Johns works for a community-owned renewable energy revolution. He has founded and led an award winning solar business, a pioneering community-owned energy company and written a guide book to help others to do the same. He has campaigned on energy and climate issues from in treehouses and in parliament – and everywhere in between.
Moving on from saying no to the problems, Howard set about building solutions, eventually founding a national solar energy company, and a locally owned renewable energy co-operative – the first one in the UK to build a solar energy project with a community share offer. At the same time he chaired the trade body representing the UK solar industry, finding himself campaigning on energy policy again in the process.
To register a place at this free Open Lecture, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org